A history of community projects
The Hub precinct is bringing together a number of existing and planned community and council projects spanning decades.
The Rose Gardens were established by Te Awamutu Jaycees in 1969 and continue to be supported by the Te Awamutu Rose Trust.
Te Awamutu Beautification Society (later Keep Te Awamutu Beautiful and Te Awamutu Reserve and Landscape Committee) contributed the Rose Gardens fountain and developed Pioneer Walk in the 1970s.
Te Awamutu Community Public Relations Organisation developed the Information Centre (Te Awamutu i-Site) with support for the twostage building project from Te Awamutu Lions, starting in the 1970s.
Community organisation SECTA 2000 fundraised for the Events Centre and Aquatic Centre on the site of the former Te Awamutu Saleyards at the turn of the century.
Following closure of the Te Awamutu Camping Ground and removal of the skating rink and toilets, Selwyn Park was returned to a public facility.
Te Awamutu Alive initiated Te Awamutu Walk of Fame in 2001 and worked with Council to develop the award-winning facility opened in 2009. Te Wa¯nanga o Aotearoa designed and installed the Waharoa in 2012.
Te Awamutu Playground Committee fundraised for, designed and had Pioneer Park Playground built in 2013 and Te Awamutu Community Board developed a formal entrance to Pioneer Walk.
In 2015 a public barbecue was added by the Community Public Relations Organisation.
Te Awamutu’s new library was opened in October 2016.