Washdyke Community Centre

Halls & Event Venues

Washdyke Community Centre

COVID-19 Update

Under the Orange Traffic Light alert level, the Timaru District Council has made this facility a non-Vaccine Pass Site as it is not staffed by Council team members. This means the Council will not enforce vaccination pass entry requirements.

However, the person booking this facility (the Hirer) can determine if the activity/event they are holding requires a vaccine pass upon entry.

If the hirer chooses not to make a My Vaccine Pass a requirement, they must comply with density limits, PPE and social distancing. Currently, for non-vaccine pass sites, the density limit is strictly 25 persons with 1-metre social distancing.

If the hirer chooses to make the My Vaccine Pass a requirement, a vaccine pass will be required upon entry. Currently, for vaccine pass sites, the density limit is strictly 100 persons with 1-metre social distancing. The hirer must monitor the vaccine pass status of all present at the event.

It is incumbent upon the hirer to observe and comply with all government regulations around COVID-19 protection.


The complex at Sir Basil Arthur Park, SH8, Washdyke includes a gymnasium and basic meeting room which are for hire.


Area Capacity
Gymnasium 200
Meeting room 50


  • extensive onsite parking
  • meeting room has tea facilities

Fees and charges

Washdyke Community and Sports Centre

The Washdyke Community and Sports Centre may be used for meetings, seminars, receptions and functions for up to 200 people. The Council administers the hire of the Gymnasium and the Squash lounge.

  • Hire of the Lounge and Bar:  Contact Soccer South Canterbury, telephone 03 693 8594 or 027 637 4775.
  • Hire of the Squash Courts: Contact Don McLean, telephone 03 688 6330.

Council administers the hire of the Gymnasium and the Squash Lounge as follows:

  • Hire Minimum hire charge of two hours per hire. Hirer will be charged from start of booking (including pack in and pack out) until end of booking including clean up.
  • Public Liability Insurance The hirer is required to have Public Liability Insurance and provide a confirmation of this to the Council before the booking is confirmed. If the hirer does not have Public Liability Insurance the Council will charge $13.00 per hire. This provides cover to a maximum of $2,000,000.
Description2022/2023 (GST inclusive)
Bond – Functions including alcohol$750.00
Deposit – Required one month prior to reservation$50.00
Hire  - Minimum Charge 2 hours $30.00 $17.00 per hour
Electrical facilities (heating / lighting)  $0.50 per unit
Public Liability Insurance Cover (if required)$13.00 per hire
*Security check $40.00 per check

* Please note:  An additional charge for a security check of the Centre will apply to all functions at which alcohol is served and to any reservation closing from 11.00pm onwards as per the security company’s scale of charges.  Should this fee change, any hirer who requires this service is notified by letter.

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Last updated: 02 May 2022