Public Halls - Fees & Charges

Public Halls

Horowhenua District Council's Community Halls and Centres fees and charges for the 2017/2018 financial year are available below.

All fees are stated as GST inclusive and are effective from 10 July 2017. Council reserves the right to review any fees and charges at any time. Please check with Council for any updates.

Fees and Charges for 2018/2019 

Horowhenua District Council's Community Halls and Centres fees and charges for the 2018/2019 financial year are also available below. These fees will be effective from 1 July 2018.

Charge Rates

Charge rates for Community Centres and Halls are charged hourly, except where otherwise specified. Where applicable, full day rate will apply if the hire is 5 hours or more. Per hour charge is a minimum 2 hours.

Hall foyers are not included in the booking unless the entire facility is booked.

Hire fees do not include the opening of facilities for hirers. Where the facility is required to be opened specially, an opening/unlocking service fee will apply.

Two fee groups exist. These are:

  • Group A – Profit-Making Organisations, businesses, family functions, commercial functions, government agencies or Charged Events
  • Group B – Community Rate  - Organisations and groups applying for group B must be an incorporated society, charitable trust, community, voluntary or not-for-profit. If requested by HDC the organisation/group must be able to provide appropriate documentation, eg a list of committee members. Organisations and groups requesting Group B fees must have a direct link to Horowhenua and the said activity must align with Horowhenua District Council’s four Community Wellbeing Goals:
  • A Proud Community – where everyone feels valued and respected.
  • A Connected Community – where everyone can access the facilities, services and activities they need to experience positive wellbeing.
  • A Safer Community – dedicated to injury prevention and safety promotion.
  • A Healthy Community – where everyone is ready to learn, with positive values and attitudes.

Where in the view of Horowhenua District Council the public benefit of the activity is seen to clearly outweigh the private benefit, then Group B charges will apply.

Users can apply to Council for concession for the use of community facilities for one-off events. Applicants must complete and submit a concession application form at either one of the two dedicated funding rounds.

The Community Market Car Park at Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom is available for those wanting to sell goods. Where people will be selling food applicants must ensure they comply with regulatory requirements. Communication with Council's Environmental Health Officer (EHO) may be necessary. 

Extra Items - All Facilities 2017/18 Fees 2018/19 Fees
After Hours Staff Charge (per hour) (excl Civic) $50.00 $52.00
Cleaning – Standard Charge (per hour) (excl Civic) $40.00 $42.00
Cleaning/Damage Repairs Cost Cost
Fire Warden Services Cost Cost
Security Guard per hour $50.00  Cost
Opening and Unlocking Service (per open) $30.00  $35.00
Security Call-out Charge Block Charge $265.00 + Costs $275.00 + Costs
Lost Keys – Lost keys may require the complete re-keying of the security profile. The cost for this work will be charged at cost to the user. Cost Cost
Bond $120.00 $150.00

Levin Memorial Hall - Corner Queen and Chamberlain Streets, Levin

Each room will be charged out separately unless a 24 Hour Use block charge applies. Open/Unlock fee applies to each booking. Per Hour charge is a minimum of 2 hours. Group A Group B Group A 2018/19 Group B 2018/19
Entire Venue (24 Hour Use Block Charge) $585.00 $450.00 $585.00 $450.00
Entire Venue per hour (All Facilities excluding sound) $61.50 $47.50 $61.50 $47.50
Main Hall per hour $29.00 $20.50 $29.00 $20.50
Freyberg Lounge (including drinks room per hour) $17.50 $13.00 $17.50 $13.00
Kitchen per hour $15.50 $11.50 $15.50 $11.50

Shannon Memorial Hall - Grey Street, Shannon

Each room will be charged out separately unless a 24 Hour Use block charge applies. Open/Unlock fee applies to each booking. Per Hour charge is a minimum of 2 hours. Group A Group B Group A 2018/19 Group B 2018/19
Entire Venue (24 Hour Use Block Charge) $405.50 $320.50 $405.50 $320.50
Entire Venue per hour (All Facilities) $66.00 $47.50 $66.00 $47.50
Main Hall per hour $23.50 $17.50 $23.50 $17.50
Kitchen per hour $21.50 $16.50 $21.50 $16.50
Supper Room per hour $19.00 $15.00 $19.00 $15.00

Foxton Memorial Hall - Corner Main and Clyde Streets, Foxton

Each room will be charged out separately unless a 24 Hour Use block charge applies. Open/Unlock fee applies to each booking. Per Hour charge is a minimum of 2 hours. Group A Group B Group A 2018/19 Group B 2018/19
Entire Venue (24 Hour Use Block Charge) $515.00 $435.00 $515.00 $435.00
Entire Venue per hour (All Facilities) $61.00 $48.00  $61.00 $48.00
Main Hall per hour $28.00 $20.50 $28.00 $20.50
Kitchen per hour $14.50 $11.50 $14.50 $11.50
Stewart Ellwood Room per hour $17.50 $13.50 $17.50 $13.50
Podmore Room per hour $14.50 $11.50 $14.50 $11.50

Holben Pavilion - Holben Reserve, Foxton Beach

The Pavilion located on Holben Reserve contains a small lounge, kitchen and toilets. Per Hour charge is a minimum 2 hours. Group A Group B  Group A 2018/19 Group B 2018/19
Entire Venue per hour $19.50 $14.50 $19.50 $14.50
Entire Venue (24 Hour Block Use Charge) $190.00 $145.00 $190.00 $145.00

Waitarere Surf Club - Waitarere Beach

The Surf Club consists of a lounge, unisex toilet and small kitchen. Bookings of this venue are made to the Surf Club. Per Hour charge (2 hour minimum charge). Group A Group B
Waitarere Surf Club $26.00 $18.50
Maximum Daily Charge (Block Charge) $245.00 $185.00

HDC Civic Area - 126-128 Oxford Street, Levin

Each room will be charged out separately. The foyer cannot be booked for private use unless the entire facility is booked for use (exceptional circumstances may be considered). The foyer is only available for booking after working hours. Per Hour charge (2 hour minimum). Catering can be arranged on behalf if required. Per hour charge is a minimum of 2 hours. Group A Group B Group A 2018/19 Group B 2018/19
Entire Venue (24 Hour Use Block Charge) $2,388.00 $1,672.00 $2,750.00 $1,700.00
Entire Venue (Half day)
 $995.00 $696.00 $1,150.00 $720.00
Entire Venue (All Facilities) per hour $175.00 $135.00 $200.00 $140.00
Council Chambers per hour $60.00 $36.00 $70.00 $38.00
Council Chambers (Full day) $300.00  $210.00  $350.00 $220.00
Horowhenua Room per hour $33.00 $25.00 $38.00 $25.00
Horowhenua Room (Full day) $165.00 $115.00 $190.00 $120.00
Ante Room per hour $33.00 $25.00 $38.00 $26.00
Ante Room (Full day) $165.00 $115.00  $190.00  $120.00
Foyer per hour (Available after Working Hours Only) $33.00 $25.00 $38.00 $26.00
Kitchen per hour $40.00 $40.00 $45.00 $40.00
Afterhours Hire Bond $500.00 $500.00 $750.00  $500.00
Cleaning per hour $40.00 $40.00 $50.00 $50.00
Staff charge per hour $0.00 $0.00 $40.00  $40.00
Emergency call out charge $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Extra Item - Tea and Coffee (Per Head) $3.00 $3.00 $3.00 $3.50
Extra Item - AV set up $29.00 $27.00 $100.00 $50.00
Extra Item - Catering Cost + $30.00 Cost + $30.00 Cost + $35.00 Cost + $30.00