Northcote’s incoming community hub
26 October 2021
- Urban regeneration
Northcote is one step closer to enjoying its new multi-purpose community hub
On 20 October, the Kaipātiki Local Board approved the preferred location for Northcote’s new multi-purpose community hub within the proposed new town centre.
Auckland Council’s Service and Asset Planning Specialist Kimberly Rees said: “The need for council community services is expected to rise as more housing is developed around the town centre of Northcote. Our research, informed by interactions with over 700 participants, provided insights into ways to deliver a new multi-purpose community hub and innovative and comprehensive services as part of the Northcote town centre redevelopment.”
The next steps for the project will see us working with the local board to obtain input from the local community, along with mana whenua, on a design that suits the needs of Northcote locals.
Kaipātiki Local Board Deputy Chair and Unlock Northcote Liaison Danielle Grant said: “We are very pleased to confirm the location of the new community hub as incorporating the Mitchell Building. We are committed to working with local community groups to shape a design that will have a wide variety of offerings for those who live and work in Northcote. Working with the Northcote community is always a huge pleasure, and we’re very excited to create a new space for people to enjoy.”
About Unlock Northcote
Eke Panuku Development Auckland is leading the urban regeneration of Northcote on behalf of Auckland Council. Eke Panuku is working to renew the town centre so that it truly becomes the heart of the neighbourhood. The development of a multi-purpose community hub facility is a key strategic move of the urban renewal of Northcote town centre.