The St James’ Community Centre has been a hub at the heart of the Lower Hutt community since it was built in the late 1960s. Located in central Lower Hutt, it is widely used by a variety of community groups from throughout the wider Hutt Valley.

Comprising two halls over two levels, it has ample parking, flat access and fenced green spaces making this community facility ideal for a wide range of community uses. As part of the wider Lower Hutt Civic Heritage Precinct, it is also used as a breakout space for groups using the nearby Hutt City Little Theatre facilities.

While the facility is currently well-used, the building is dated with the kitchen area, bathrooms and fire egress no longer up to current building standards. Accessibility to the second storey and outdoor garden area is poor which is not ideal for current hall users with accessibility issues. The building also lacks multiple access options limiting hall use potential and IT connectivity that is increasingly expected by hall users.

Regular users include: dance, multicultural, youth and disability groups with great potential identified for weddings and other family celebrations as well as business meetings.




“…will help build resilience for the entire Lower Hutt community…”

Wellington Region Emergency Management Office – James North, Community Resilience and Recovery Advisor

 “…allows a connection point for over 65 years, to meet wider community needs and create a space that is central and complementary to other council facilities nearby.”

Hutt City Council – Andrea Blackshaw, Director Neighbourhoods and Communities

Support the St James' Community Centre Rebuild


Donations are now being accepted for this vital community project via the St James Lower Hutt Anglican Parish Trust Board
Ref: (Surname) Hall Upgrade

All donations over $5 are eligible for a tax rebate by completing the attached form

Further information is available from the Parish Office (04) 569 6737 extn 802 or by email

Thank you to all our donors for your support of the St James’ Community Centre Rebuild