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, 8.00am 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: 30 standing, 25 seated
  • Small hall: 25 standing, 20 seated


  • This centre has wheelchair access and an accessible toilet
  • There are 20 car parks on site

The below pricing is valid until 30 September 2021:

  • 12.50 per hour community group.
  • $21.40 per hour self-employed tutor.
  • $32.10 per hour private social functions.
  • $64.20 per hour commercial events, seminars and corporate events.
  • $31.10 per hour community events and fundraisers.


  • $75.00 security charge to ensure that the facility has been left fit for purpose.
  • $153.00 cleaning charge will be invoiced to the hirer if the venue is not left fit for purpose. Additional cleaning charges may apply if required.


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

Large hall

  • 55 chairs
  • Roof-mounted heaters

Small hall

  • 40 chairs
  • 10 tables
  • Heat pump


  • Wall mounted water heater
  • Bench and washup sink
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • All hirers are required to supply their own crockery, cutlery, tea towels, wash-up cloths, rubbish bags and cleaning liquids
  • Cleaning equipment (vacuum cleaner, broom, mop and bucket) are available


  • 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.