Future of Tireti Hall


On Thursday 20 April 2023, Te Puna Kōrero considered all feedback as part of their deliberations and agreed to:

  1. Receive the report.
  2. Receive the two additional oral submissions.
  3. Agree to adopt Option C - Agree to provide Bay Kids Club with a licence to use the larger room of the hall for the hours needed, with no modifications made to the building, with the hall to be made available when not in use by Bay Kids Club. Room two is leased to the Amateur Radio Club. Both arrangements run until December 2024.
  4. Agree to classify Lot 34 DP 19907 for the current purpose, Local Purpose (Community Centre) Reserve under Section 16(1) of the Reserves Act 1977.

You can view the reports and minutes from the Council meetings here.

Please refer to the meeting on 20 April 2023.

This consultation is now closed. Thank you to those who made a submission.

The Proposal

Council is seeking feedback from the community on the future use of Tireti Hall in Titahi Bay.

Tireti Hall is currently the only Council-owned facility that can be used for community purposes in Titahi Bay.

Council has owned the building since the 1960s and has leased it to a range of organisations during that time. The current leases that were agreed in 2019 are coming to their end.

Porirua City Council has looked at how other councils manage their community halls and have come up with four possible options.

  • Extend the current leases until the five-year term is reached in December 2024
  • Place the hall on the Council-run booking system
  • Run a new open tender process to find a leaseholder on new terms
  • Delegate day-to-day management of the hall to a hall committee or other type of body.

We would like to know if the community would like us to manage the hall differently. This consultation is an opportunity for the public to have their say on how the hall is managed in the future. There are a number of other options that could be considered including returning the building to a library. Some of these ideas are more costly, longer term issues that can be considered for the future. This consultation is primarily concerned with the next 2-5 years. All feedback will be considered.

More information about what each option looks like, and the related costs and considerations are set out in the Statement of Proposal document (linked below).

Consultation Documents

Have your say

Key Dates

When What
30 January 2023 Submissions open
12 March 2023 Submissions close
23 March 2023 Submitters present to Te Puna Kōrero (if required)
20 April 2023 Te Puna Kōrero deliberates and changes are agreed
Thursday 27 April 2022 (TBC) Council adopts the change

Want to know more?

If you have any questions, or would like a little more information, please contact:

[email protected] or call 04 237 3854 - questions relating to the proposal

[email protected] - questions relating to the submissions process

Have your say

This consultation is open for submissions until 5pm 12 March 2023.

Have your say using any of the below methods:

Go online

  • The easiest way to have your say is to complete an online submission here.

Write to us

  • You can find copies of this proposal at all Porirua City libraries, at our Customer Services Centre at 16 Cobham Court, Porirua 5022, and also on the public consultation page of our website.

    You can have your say in a number of ways:
    • Download a submission form here
    • Email your submission to: [email protected], with "Future of Tireti Hall” in the subject line.
    • Hand in your submission to our Customer Services Centre at 16 Cobham Court
    • Post your submission to:
      Future of Tireti Hall
      Porirua City Council
      PO Box 50218
      Porirua City 5240
    • Give us a call

If you don’t have access to a computer, please call our contact centre on 04 237 5089 to request that a hardcopy be posted out to you.

Submissions close 12 March 2023.

The hearing will be held on 23 March 2023 (if required).


To support our drive to be as transparent as possible all submissions will be publicly available but without your contact details. If you don’t want your name made public please tick “Withhold my details” on the submission form. Please note you won’t be able to withhold your name if you choose to speak at the hearing or if you are representing an organisation.