Waitohi – Johnsonville community hub

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

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.

Waitohi will bring together a new library and cafe; 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.

Waitohi Community Hub parking – Update

The development of the Waitohi Community Hub required the Council to review parking arrangements in the immediate area, because expected demand for short stay parking would exceed current supply.

In late September we asked the local community for their views on two proposed layouts of short stay parking within walking distance of the Hub. Both options provided a mix of P120 and P180 restricted parking, drop-off and pick-up, mobility parking and service access parking.

Around 160 submissions were received and helped inform the final layout, which has now been approved by Council. Together with changes to time limits on adjacent streets it includes 26 additional carparks beside the new library. A graphic showing the new layout is below. The required road markings and signs are being put in place now, in time for the Hub opening on 14 December.

In the development of the options no consideration was given to broader issues of commuter parking. These will be considered as part of a wider review of the city’s parking policy, which will look at parking issues, pressures and opportunities relating to parking in the central city and suburbs including Johnsonville.

Waitohi Community Hub Parking - October 2019 (3.7MB PDF)

View the full traffic resolution.