Maidstone Community Sports Hub

  • Project typeCommunity and recreation
  • Project value$15 - $18 million
  • Project schedulePlanning and initiation
  • Contractor nameNot yet allocated
  • Completion Date31 December 2022

What are we trying to achieve?

  • Enable Upper Hutt community sport and recreation to grow and thrive for the future
  • Sustainability and enhancement of community sport, active recreation and play opportunities in Upper Hutt
  • Aggregation of services and facilities 

Background

  • The Maidstone Sports Hub stage 2 project was included in the Long Term Plan 2018 – 2028 with an estimated value of $9m.
  • Council put aside $6.173m towards the project with the remainder dependent on additional funds raised by sports and clubs (approximately $3m).
  • The concept picture from 2018 is now out of date, and the engagement process (outlined below) will lead to a new plan for the park
  • Renovation work at the park has continued, including the upgrade of the sand-based fields and the renewal of Maidstone Max 

Recent developments

  • $12m has now been granted from the COVID-19 ‘Shovel Ready Projects’ government funding to the re-development of Maidstone Park
  • Council is retaining a funding commitment of up to $6m while the external funding from sports clubs is no longer required.
  • Pending confirmation of the final scope and design, the estimated project value is now in the range of $15-18m. 
  • There is also additional land (Maidstone Terrace corner lot) that is being considered for inclusion in the scope of this project  

Timing

  • A new master plan is to be agreed with stakeholders by February 2021
  • As a condition of the shovel ready funding, the construction start date has been brought forward to March 2021 (previously was 2022/2023), with project completion by the end of 2022

Engagement

  • As of mid-September 2020, Council has met (individually) with all of the sports and clubs who operate at the park
  • Clubs have nominated two representatives who will continue to liaise with the project team
  • Club representatives will attend workshops (to be held in early October) with architects and other clubs to understand current and future needs. 
  • In October, the project team will be holding an information evening for the wider community to engage in the project -  further details to come on this
  • A further project update provided to the community as part of the Long Term Plan 2021 – 2031 consultation in March/April 2021.

Contacts

  • If you belong to one of the clubs operating at Maidstone Park, please talk to your club committee in the first instance

Contact details

Project Manager: Karyn Stillwell