The Fenchurch neighbourhood includes approximately 400 new houses, supported by placemaking initiatives. This includes a mix of private market, state and affordable homes. Residents have now moved into the first of these homes and all new homes are expected to be completed in late 2020. Plans are also underway for a new park on Aveline Place. 

During the initial neighbourhood engagement, we asked Fenchurch residents about their priorities and they said they needed an early childhood education centre and increased safety at the Fenchurch Scout Hall.

As a result, our first neighbourhood projects included establishing Glenbrae KIDS Early Learning Centre and refurbishing the scout hall, which is now a community hall called Te Whare Piringa – Our Place. This was followed by building new state homes on vacant land.

Glenbrae KIDS Early Learning Centre
Glenbrae KIDS Early Learning Centre, which opened in April 2015, has reached an important milestone and is at capacity, with 60 children enrolled. The centre was co-funded by TRC and the Ministry of Education. TRC appointed Totara Seed Trust, a local provider, to run the centre and handled the planning and project management of the build.

Te Whare Piringa community hall
Te Whare Piringa – Our Place (the former Scout Hall) has become a hub of activity and networking since opening in early 2015. A governance committee of local residents was appointed to run the community hub and groups are using it for a variety of activities.

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