Elmwood Park Bowling Club clubroom rebuild and green lease

We’d like your feedback on the new clubroom rebuild and on the proposal to lease the Number 2 green to Elmwood Park Bowling Club.

Project status: Report available
Open for feedback: 29th April 2021 - 31st May 2021

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Consultation has now closed on the Elmwood Park Bowling Club clubroom rebuild and green lease.  

We heard from  43 submitters  - 36 in support, six not in support and one person who commented with suggestions for use but did not clearly indicate support or otherwise for the rebuild.  You can read all the submissions here [PDF, 1.9 MB]

A staff report(external link) on the Elmwood Park Bowling Club clubrooms rebuild (only) is going to the Waimāero Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board on Monday 28 June 2021 for decision.  Meeting minutes will be available on our website approximately three working days following the meeting. 

Note that a decision on the greens lease will be made at a later date. 


Elmwood Park Bowling Club has applied to the Council for permission to demolish their old, earthquake-damaged clubrooms and replace it with a new single-storeyed building that better meets their Club’s needs.

The new building is slightly wider than the existing building footprint, but is single-storeyed, rather than double-storeyed. It includes clubrooms with kitchen and bar facilities, toilets and an administration area.

The Bowling Club is rebuilding in the same location. They have a licence to occupy the land that dates back to 1949 when the Council and the Elmwood Park Bowling Club purchased the property.

A resource consent has already been issued for this building that covers the design, shape, colour and height of the building, and the facilities inside.

The new building is solely for the use of the Bowling Club and its members and is not part of any previously proposed development plans in the area.

Download the full plans [PDF, 3.5 MB]

The Elmwood Park Bowling Club has applied for a lease for its Number 2 green to formalise its existing use of that area. The ground has been used as a bowling green since the late 1920s, and the Bowling Club has been responsible for its maintenance and development during that time.

When the earthquakes damaged their Number 1 green it was repurposed as sand volleyball courts and the Number 2 green became the only bowling green available.  The Number 1 green will be reinstated as part of the Clubrooms rebuild.

This process is a separate consultation as part of our obligations under S54 of the Reserves Act.  Submissions under this process for the Number 2 Green may be heard by a Reserves Hearing Panel.

Talk to the team

If you would like to discuss the proposed lease and rebuild plans with the team, please join us:

Date: Thursday 13 May 2021

Time: drop in any time between 4:30pm and 6:30pm

Location: Elmwood Park Bowling Club Clubrooms, 83D Heaton Street


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Who to contact

Katy McRae,
Engagement Manager

How the decision is made

  • Report available