Fundraising

Fraser Park Fundraising Initiative

CFT is working with Fraser Park Sportsville and Hutt City Council on an exciting plan to re-vitalise Fraser Park.

“It is with great pleasure I introduce and showcase the second stage of the Fraser Park redevelopment. We have a great story to tell. A story of rejuvenation and development that will enrich and assist the local community, as well as enabling sport and recreational pursuits to prosper and grow across the Wellington region.”

“Fraser Park is home to softball, cricket, rugby, hockey, football, squash to name a few. Sadly, this magnificent 27 hectare reserve is lacking the quality infrastructure necessary to best capitalise on its size, location and amenity value.”

“The time is right to support Fraser Park. Council has provided the bulk of the funding required but we need the support of the community and the corporate sector to really create something special- a sports and community hub that will serve our region for generations to come.”

“So come join us. Please take the time to get to know the project. We pledge to work hard to deliver a rewarding partnership with our sponsors because we are passionate about this project.”

Kirsten Patterson
Chairperson, Hutt City Community Facilities Trust

 

Why Does Your Community Need This?

Fraser Park is located in Avalon, with neighbouring Naenae, Taita and Stokes Valley, acknowledged as high deprivation suburbs. Fraser Park is a vital facility for local schools and community groups that use the reserve for cross country, code events and general recreation. The new hub will create opportunities for children to access high quality facilities without the burden of travel costs or usage fees. Affordable is the key to participation.

Fraser Park is the largest sports field in the region, attracting players from Wellington, Porirua, Kapiti and Upper Hutt. Existing facilities can’t cope with player demand. Frustratingly, Fraser Park has the field capacity to host regional and national tournaments, but does not have the indoor facilities to support these events.

Fraser Park will enhance the stock of sporting infrastructure that can host national and international fixtures, especially softball and squash. Rugby, football, league, cricket and hockey can host national tier 2 and 3 tournaments.

A major multi-sport hub in the centre of the country, with transport connections and plentiful accommodation, makes Fraser Park a cost effective tournament option of national significance.

 

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Highlights:

  • Projected use estimated to exceed 1,000,000 visitations per annum
  • 27 hectares of land with cycleways and jogging paths
  • 800m to Walter Nash Centre – 5 court indoor multi-use facility
  • 2.9m cars per year drive past Fraser Park
  • New facilities provide $15m+ boost to Hutt economy benefitting food and beverage, transport, accommodation, entertainment and retail sectors

 

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