Civic Centre Consultation

Talking to you - a timeline


In late 2017 we went out to the community to get initial thoughts on options for the town hall.

We received 220 responses and almost two thirds (65%) preferred the option to build a new facility, over strengthening the existing town hall building.

Feedback from Consultation 


We asked the Masterton community for its thoughts on what we should do with the town hall. We presented three key options:

  1. Build a new facility

  2. Strengthen the existing building

  3. Not replace the town hall.

The majority (59%) of people that responded told us they supported our preferred option of constructing a new building and the $15.5 million capital investment. More than one quarter (27%) said they would prefer to see Council strengthen the existing building.

As a result of the consultation Masterton District Council decided:

“to proceed with building a new civic centre. Future work will be undertaken regarding what this will look like and the location. This will include considering options on the current site and options to retain the existing façade with the replacement of the current town hall. Further consultation will be undertaken on the final proposal.”

Feedback from Consultation

2019 - 2020

Over the 2019-20 summer, we’re asking Masterton what the must-haves are for a shared community facility, and whether people are willing to pay for such a facility.

We’re also keen to properly understand what people think of the current façade, and how important it is to keep it.

There are lots of ways you can reach out to us, check out the options in the table and decide what works best for you and your whanau.

We recommend that you read the FAQs on this site and download our Town Hall Factsheet (PDF, 2MB) for more background about the project while you’re deciding how you feel about the future of a shared community space.

Complete our short survey online.

Join the community forum on this website – we have created three conversations where you can share your thoughts around:

Send us an email at

Send us a message via our Facebook page.

We’ll have pop ups at the following events over Summer, so stop for a chat:

  • Christmas Parade & Christmas on Queen
  • Free Swim Day & Outdoor Movie Screening – 14th December
  • Castlepoint Fishing Competition – 10th January
  • NZ Cycle Classic – 15th & 19th January
  • Waifest – 6th February

You can drop into our ‘Have your say’ hub at 161 Queen Street from Wednesday 11th December.

Come along to our ‘Open House’ session, 16th January 4-7pm at 161 Queen Street.

Send us a letter with your thoughts to 161 Queen Street.

Call us on 06 370 6300 during business hours.

Call to order a hard copy of the survey which we can post out to you or download the survey and post it to us at 161 Queen Street.