Waitohi – Johnsonville community hub

New engagement website

We’ve launched a Waitohi community engagement website. You can provide feedback and share your ideas with us to help shape the future of Waitohi. The website will be regularly updated with construction progress, news and important information.

Artists rendering of Waitohi.
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We are building a new community hub in Johnsonville – Waitohi.

Waitohi will bring together a new library and café; Whānau Manaaki Kindergarten; and will connect to Keith Spry Pool, Johnsonville Community Centre, and through to Memorial park via a new landscaped outdoor area.

The new library will be larger than the existing facility, offering a flexible, modern space complemented by the latest technology.

Construction of the $22.5 million hub started in January 2018, and Waitohi is due to open in December 2019.

Expressions of interest for Waitohi Cafè

Our vision for Waitohi is Te Manawa o te raki: the vibrant heart of the north. We’re looking for a café operator to partner with us and help us deliver on our vision.

There is a two stage process to select the preferred cafe operator. 

  • In the first stage (Request for Expressions of Interest) we will focus on the capability of interested respondents. 
  • In the second stage a small number of respondents will then be shortlisted to proceed to the second stage (Request for Proposals).  

We are now calling for Expressions of Interest. Please submit any questions about the Expressions of Interest by 2 May 2019. The deadline for proposals is 5pm, 9 May 2019.

More information

Rona Lemalu, Project Liaison
Email: Rona.Lemalu@wcc.govt.nz