City Council fees and charges for Council managed community halls for 2018/2019.

  • Fees and charges set under section 12 Local Government Act 2002
  • G.S.T. inclusive (15%)
  • General Manager has discretion to change fees in response to external funding/sponsorship opportunities.

Community Halls

Base charge – all Council-managed community halls

Usage Type  Fee (per hour)
Not-for-profit community programmes  – with or without nominal entrance fee  
Category A $15.00
Category B $15.00
Category C $12.00
Self-employed tutors and franchised programmes – entrance fee charged  
Category A  $30.00
Category B $30.00
Category C $20.00
Private social events – family functions  
Category A  $80.00
Category B $50.00
Category C $30.00
Commercial events – hires by corporates, government, and seminars  
Category A $100.00
Category B $95.00
Category C $60.00
Community events – hires for fundraising or one-off cultural/religious/community events. Any community event that charges a cover fee eg. concerts or dances  
Category A  $65.00
Category B $50.00
Category C $30.00
Lyttelton Recreation Centre – gymnasium  
Child $20
Adult $26.50
Lyttelton Recreation Centre – squash court  
Child $10
Adult $15

Weekend Event Hire

(Friday and Saturday night hireage from 6pm to midnight for the following venues)

Item Fee
North New Brighton War Memorial Hall and Community Centre (Upstairs) $400.00
North New Brighton War Memorial Hall and Community Centre (Downstairs) $155.00
Templeton Community Centre $405.00
Harvard Community Lounge $265.00
Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre  (Mohoao and Hao function rooms) $400.00

Additional charges for halls

Item Fee
Bond for events – refund subject to condition of the facility after the event $450.00
Security charge – to ensure the facility has been left fit for purpose $65.00
Additional costs for materials and services associated with a facility hire  
Deposit (non-refundable) – for social bookings with a value of $150 or more $55.00
Lost keys and access cards $20.00

Definition and scope

Category A Facilities

Large facilities with capacity for more than 150 people:

  • Templeton Community Centre (hall)

  • North New Brighton War Memorial & Community Centre (upstairs)

  • Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Community Centre (hall)

  • The Gaiety (theatre)

  • Te Hāpua Halswell Community Centre  (Mohoao, Hao)

  • Aranui Wainoni Community Centre (sports hall)

  • Hei Hei Community Centre.

Category B Facilities

Large facilities with capacity for between 50 and 150 people:

  • Fendalton Community Centre (hall, auditorium) 
  • Harvard Lounge 
  • Parklands Recreation Centre. 

General Manager has discretion to change fees in response to external funding/sponsorship opportunities.

  • The Gaiety Supper Room 
  • Hire of two of the C-sized facility spaces 
  • South New Brighton community hall
  • Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre (Puoro-Nuku)
  • Woolston Community Hub (hall)
  • Lyttelton Recreation Centre (Trinity Hall).

Category C  Facilities

Smaller facilities with capacity for less than 50 people:

  • Abberley Park Hall 
  • Avice Hill (activities room, craft room)
  • Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Community Centre (meeting room 1)
  • Fendalton Community Centre (seminar Room) 
  • North New Brighton War Memorial and Community Centre (downstairs) 
  • Parkview Community Lounge
  • Templeton Community Centre (supper room) 
  • Waimairi Road Community Centre (large hall, small hall)  
  • Aranui/Wainoni Community Centre (large meeting room, small meeting room) 
  • Te Hāpua Halswell Community Centre (Piharau, Koaro, Kokopu, Aua, Inaka)
  • Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre (Puoro-Raki, Pariroa)
  • St Martins Community Centre
  • Woolston Community Hub (meeting room)
  • Lyttelton Recreation Centre (mezzanine area)
  • Lyttelton Library Green Room.