Free community venue in Ōwairaka Hub with Office Rooms , Desks, Lounge and Meeting space

5 (7)
· 93 Richardson Road, Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand ·
Min. 2 hours
Owairaka Community House

Hosted by Owairaka Community House

SpacetoCo Host since March 2021

Ōwairaka Community House is a free local venue for residents of Ōwairaka, Mt Roskill and Mount Albert. It's provided by Kāinga Ora as part of Roskill Development and aims to provide a safe and welcoming space for residents.

About this space

Ōwairaka Community House is a free space that is bookable by anyone within or supporting our local community. You can book the entire house and outside space, or just book the room that you need. Information about each of our bookable spaces is below.

Our intention is to provide a free home away from home for our friends and whanau that live in Ōwairaka and Mt Albert. We welcome all sorts of uses of the spaces - from community meetings to kids birthday parties. Tell us what you need and hopefully we can help you out.

How we would like the spaces to be used

This free community space is provided by Kainga Ora to support the community through the changes that are happening in our neighbourhood. This means we support bookings from the following groups:

  • Anyone who lives in Ōwairaka and Mt Albert
  • Charities, organisations and businesses that want to do something for our local communities.

Can I charge for an event in this space?

If you are a local resident e.g. a therapist, masseuse or organiser, you may use our space for free and charge people to attend your event/session.

If you are from outside the local community, you may only use the space for free events or meetings for the community.

This listing is to book the whole house and garden. Check out the bookable spaces inside the house, to find detailed information about the smaller spaces.

What's included in the house and garden?

  • Kitchen
  • Dining space
  • Lounge
  • 3 small meeting rooms
  • Disabled toilet & baby change area
  • Toilet/bathroom
  • Outside yard/garden space
  • Deck with seating

When you book the house, you can treat it like a home away from home. It has a comfy lounge space, dining table and a fully fitted kitchen with glasses, crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment.

We can also provide for free:

  • Trestle tables
  • Additional seating
  • High Chair
  • Zero waste events kit
  • Wifi

What can the house be used for?

We're open to many different ideas for how this space can be used. Previous events have included: Kids parties, family gatherings, pot luck dinners, community events, presentations, workshops..


The kitchen can be used for self catering. It includes stove and oven, microwave, sink and dishwasher, kettle, fridge/freezer and pots, pans, knives, chopping board etc.

There are some basic ingredients, but please bring the food supplies you need.

Please make sure you book enough time to clean up and leave the kitchen and dining area exactly as you found it. Cleaning kit is provided.

This  community house has a zero alcohol policy.

The Outside Space

Booking the whole house also includes the garden and yard space. There is building works for our new cafe, but the car park space and turfed area is great for outdoor gatherings. We've had bouncy castles and markets use this space. Power can be provided from the information crate space.


The space is wheelchair accessible. There is a disabled toilet and baby changing area. The kitchen counter tops may be a little high for some wheelchair users and the door to the deck is narrow, but otherwise the rooms are easy to move around in.  The smaller rooms can be used for breast feeding.

What's nearby?

We're close to the Murray Halberg Rugby field, Ōwairaka domain and the gorgeous Oakley Creek walkway. There are plenty of cafes and eating options in Mt Albert village and a large supermarket nearby. We also have an onsite café for your coffee fixes and catering options available.

Extra items and charges

This space has extra items and charges that can be added to your booking. Some may be required depending on your booking time and this will be shown at the checkout.

Opening times


6:00am - 10:00pm


6:00am - 10:00pm


6:00am - 10:00pm


6:00am - 10:00pm


6:00am - 10:00pm


6:00am - 10:00pm


6:00am - 10:00pm


Please leave the space as you found it and put the dishwasher on before you leave

If the bin is full, please empty in the large wheelie bins

All users must have a Health & Safety induction by the Hub Coordinator and signed. 

COVID-19 Health & Safety Plan to be read by all

Agreement and keys arranged with Community Hub Manager.

Additional details

Host's Cancellation Policy
100% refund on cancellations up until 3 days before your booking. After that, there are no refunds on cancellation.
Parking and Public Transport Information

There are some parking spaces and free residential parking nearby. As this space is for the local community, we encourage using public transport or walking to the space. We're 20 mins walk from Mt Albert Station

Space Terms and Conditions

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