Waitohi – Johnsonville community hub

Welcome to our new community hub in Johnsonville – Waitohi.

Artists rendering of Waitohi.

We opened the new community hub in Johnsonville – Waitohi on 14 December 2019.

Waitohi is home to a new larger library and café and the Whānau Manaaki Kindergarten. These connect with the Keith Spry Pool, Johnsonville Community Centre through to Memorial Park through a new landscaped outdoor area.

Construction of the $22.5 million hub began in January 2018. This facility has been designed to provide for future population growth and demand, and serve a range of functions, while making the most efficient use of space.

For more information about the opening hours, events and information for each of the Council services at Waitohi please visit:

Waitohi engagement website

We set up the Waitohi website to gather people’s ideas to help shape Waitohi and answer any questions. The website was regularly updated with construction progress, news and important information.

Visit the Waitohi engagement website.  

Waitohi Community Hub parking

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 was 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.

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.