A new multipurpose community facility is coming to Avondale Town Centre as part of the urban regeneration of Avondale.
About the new facility
The Avondale Library and Community Hub will be one of the first integrated library and community centres in Auckland.
The new facility will be:
- flexible enough to hold a range of activities and events.
- a place to share, connect and meet, hang out and play in the heart of Avondale.
Why we are building the new facility
The existing Avondale Library is in poor condition and parts of the building are closed. The library building is also coming to the end of its life.
The current town square needs to be flexible to grow for bigger events, be a welcoming point for locals, and provide vibrancy to the main street.
These opportunities provide a chance to build a new library and community hub in the heart of the town centre, to meet the needs of a growing and changing community.
About the facility's outdoor spaces
The outdoor spaces surrounding the hub will be extended to the edge of Great North Road.
We will retain the existing trees on the site and add new plants which acknowledge the long history of the whenua.
The Avondale Library and Community Hub will 'open up' to connect to these outdoor spaces.
What we've done so far
We've had conversations with mana whenua, stakeholders and the Avondale community over a number of years.
From these conversations we've created a draft design for the new Avondale Library and Community Hub.
Now, we want your feedback on this design so we can ensure that it provides for Avondale's diverse and growing community.
What we want your feedback on
We want to know:
- what you like about the design plans
- how you and your whanau will use the building and outdoor spaces
- if there was one thing you could change, what it would be.
When you can have your say
You can have your say from 21 April to 17 May 2021.
What happens next
After the consultation closes, we will review your feedback and refine the design.
The revised design and feedback will then be considered for approval by the Whau Local Board.