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Auckland Council

Pioneer Women's and Ellen Melville Hall, Freyberg Place upgrade

What the project is about

We are upgrading the Pioneer Women's and Ellen Melville Hall and adjacent Freyberg Place with the support of the Waitematā Local Board and the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board.

The transformation will create an integrated community hub for locals and visitors to enjoy.

The community centre will be renamed the Ellen Melville Centre.

What we want the project to achieve

We want this new hub to be a popular and attractive destination that will reflect the local urban environment and the heritage of the space.

We also want this space to celebrate its natural environment, being located at the edge of a lava flow.

With improved accessibility to the area, we also want to attract investors who will support the development of High Street and the Queen Street Valley area.

Timeframe of the project

We expect to open the new community hub in mid-September 2017.