Situated in small grounds on Waimairi Road at 166 Waimairi Road, Ilam, this centre has a large hall, a small hall and a kitchen, and is ideal for dance, educational, and art and craft activities. Both halls have wooden floors.

Contact us online or call 03 941 8999 to book the Waimairi Road Community Centre.

Hours of hire

  • Monday to Sunday, 8.30am to 9.30pm.
  • Avonhead Play Centre operates from here every weekday except Tuesday, and on Wednesday in the smaller hall from 8.30am to midday during the school term.


  • Large hall: 70 standing, 50 seated.
  • Small hall: 60 standing, 40 seated.


  • This centre has wheelchair access and an accessible toilet.
  • There are 20 car parks on site.
  • 15.30 per hour community group.
  • $31.50 per hour self-employed tutor.
  • $52.50 per hour private social functions.
  • $99.80 per hour commercial events, seminars and corporate events.
  • $51.00 per hour community events and fundraisers.


  • $66.50 security charge to ensure that the facility has been left fit for purpose.
  • $500.00 bond required for social bookings.
  • $150 cleaning charge retained from event bond if venue deemed not left fit for purpose.


  • There is a baby change table located in the disabled access toilet.

Large hall

  • 55 chairs (single)
  • Roof-mounted heaters

Small hall

  • 40 chairs (single)
  • 10 tables (small folding)
  • Heat pump


  • The facility has token-operated wall-mounted heaters. Tokens for the heating are kept in the kitchen cupboard and one token lasts for one hour. The token boxes are located in each of the halls.
  • The centre has 2-hour timers on the walls for the heaters.

Conditions of hire

Health and safety

  • As part of the rental agreement, you accept legal responsibility to meet evacuation plans, health and safety responsibilities and to act as the facility warden.
  • All users are required to complete a pre-use form. These must then be signed, dated and left in the dropbox in the foyer of the centre.


  • The consumption and supply of alcohol is not permitted at this facility.