Civic Centre Development

Combined town hall and district building

Masterton’s combined town hall and district building was closed in June 2016 due to having an earthquake rating below the required standard.

In 2017 we asked you for options for the town hall – two thirds of those that responded indicated they would prefer to see a new centre built.

We asked for your feedback again in early 2018 and proposed three options:

  1. Build a new facility
  2. Strengthen the existing building
  3. Not replace the town hall.

Check out our FAQ page to get more detail on the Civic Centre development project.

The majority of those that responded during our Long-Term Plan consultation said they wanted to see the town hall replaced. 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.” 

Check out our FAQ page to get more detail on the Civic Centre development project.

The term civic centre simply means a large public building or complex for meetings, sports or entertainment. When our town hall closed we lost an important community asset. We want our community to have facilities they enjoy – places that bring people from across our diverse community together.

A versatile multi-use facility presents a range of opportunities for our community, including bringing more people to our district for key events.

Check out our FAQ page to get more detail on the Civic Centre development project.

Winter 2018 – Expression of interest for potential developers

Spring 2018 – Design work begins

First half 2019 – Consultation on design

Late 2019/early 2020 – Construction begins

Check out our FAQ page to get more detail on the Civic Centre development project.

We have committed $15.5 million to make a new civic centre a reality within the next three years (by mid-2021)