The former Shirley Community Centre at 10 Shirley Road/Shirley Community Reserve, was a historic building, used for ‘Cultural, Educational and Recreational Activities’.
Prior to the September 4, 2010, and February 22, 2011 earthquakes, the well-established centre was used by many community groups.
It was a popular and welcoming community asset situated on multiple bus routes, reaching out to the communities of Shirley, Dallington, Richmond, Edgeware, St Albans and Mairehau.
Due to the building’s damage caused by the earthquakes, the facility was demolished in 2012 and has not been replaced since, in spite of the area’s growing population.
In 2022 the land remains empty.
Our communities have waited over a decade for a replacement facility, while watching tens of millions of dollars spent on new community facilities in other areas of the city.
My vision is a new community hub at 10 Shirley Road.
A modern inclusive and accessible future-focused library, with learning/meeting spaces for all ages and stages of life.
This location is a very visible historic landmark at the beginning of Shirley Road.
Leaving it empty without a building, is a constant reminder of what we have lost, that we have been forgotten & have no community legacy for our future generations.
“Shirley Centre Overview” Page (on the left hand side menu)
– Centre Ideas (2018)
– Shirley Centre Q & A (2019)
– Shirley Centre Research (2019)
– “Where is our Community Centre” Petition
– Poto Williams Support Letter
– Duncan Webb Support Letter
– Shirley Centre Concept (2021)
– Shirley Centre Concept (Image)
– Learning Libraries Concept
– Instore Demonstration Concept
– Community Education
– Support Services
– Site History
– Original Building
– Community Facilities
– Design Considerations
– CCC Integrated Planning Guide
– George Penlington
– Benjamin Oakes Moore
– Charles Duggan
– Building Ideas
– Landscape Ideas