Waitohi - Johnsonville Community Hub

Welcome to Wellington City Council's community engagement space for the new Waitohi Community Hub in Johnsonville. On this website, you can keep up to date with how the construction is going, access important documents and participate in online discussions.

Register now to become a valued member of our digital Waitohi community.

Welcome to Wellington City Council's community engagement space for the new Waitohi Community Hub in Johnsonville. On this website, you can keep up to date with how the construction is going, access important documents and participate in online discussions.

Register now to become a valued member of our digital Waitohi community.

Do you have a question or feedback about Waitohi? Submit your question or comment below. 

You can also check out our frequently asked questions (FAQ) section on this website.

Kōrero Mai

  • What will become of the exisiting/old library building and facilities on Broderick Road?

    rdalziel asked 2 months ago

    Hi, thank you for your question. We are currently working our way through options for the existing library building once the new Waitohi library is open.

  • Waitohi will be very nice. Thank you for building it. The building process for Waitohi necessitated demolition of two facilities dedicated to the needs of Johnsonville Youth. The Youth Room was part of the Community Centre and was paid for by the local community. And there was a basketball half-court next to the old Kindy. What specific plans was Wellington City Council to replace the two community facilities that were demolished?

    JCA President asked 3 months ago

    Good afternoon and thank you for your message. During the design phase for Waitohi, we consulted with youth in the northern communities to obtain their feedback on the design of the hub. As result of these engagements, there will be a designated area for youth at Waitohi, including a quiet study space, multiple lounging areas along with Wifi and outlets for their technology. A full-time Youth and children specialist has already been hired and will be based at the hub to create programs and events specifically for children and youth.  There will also be another full-time specialist dedicated to the new makerspace area in the Waitohi library.  This specialist will run programmes on the use of new technology, coding classes, sound studio activities, video editing and arts/crafts. 

    We appreciate that the basketball half-court was a much loved facility for the community and we are currently investigating a number of appropriate locations to re-install the basketball hoops removed as a part of the construction process.