Central City Youth Hub

We are creating a youth hub in the central city – a safe space where young people can connect with their community, take part in activities and just hangout.

A group of young people playing with Lego blocks.


August 2022

We’ve been busy working to locate a suitable site for the fit out. It needs to be central, accessible and open plan. It’s been a tricky task trying to find right space, and it has caused some delays to the project timeline, but all things going well we should be able to announce a location very soon. At this stage we are expecting to open the Youth Hub in summer 2023.

About the project

The project started in 2021, with pre engagement kicking off in October.

The Youth Hub is an outcome of the Pōneke Promise, community driven partnership aimed at improving the safety and vibrancy of the central city.

The Hub will support our long-term goal of having resilient and fit-for-purpose community spaces, along with supporting young people to thrive in their communities.

Once open, the space will be managed by the The Y (YMCA Central), who are also funded to run Te Pokapū Hapori, the new community centre at 107 Manners Street.


Through adopting the 2021 Strategy for Children and Young People, we are committed to delivering a Youth Hub as part of providing more safe and inclusive spaces for young people.

We held a drop-in hui for rangitahi to come and share their ideas in October 2021. We also ran a survey over a four-week period. This was part of the pre-engagement to scope the project.

We will be launching the next phase of engagement for the project soon. Keep your eye out for ways you can be involved!

Contact us

Community Services - Youth Hub Project Team 
Email: citycommunities@wcc.govt.nz