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The Council has a range of community buildings available for hire for recreational activities, events, meetings and private functions.
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The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
Cust Community Centre is nestled in an attractive setting alongside Jack Graham Reserve in Cust. The large hall with accompanying stage is the main feature and can adequately accommodate 200 people. Seating and tables are available. There is also a supper room and small separate meeting room, which can be unified by drawing back the partition. A sizeable kitchen services these rooms and toilets are available off the central foyer. The main rooms are accessible for disabled users via the main entrance.
The Community Centre is well used by local groups, clubs, schools and other organisations. Some of these groups have their own facilities within the building. Casual hire of the rooms described is available for meetings, weddings and other social functions or events.
Address: 9 Mill Road, Cust
There are different charges depending on what category your organisation fits into.
Commercial - $ 50 per hour
Profit generating corporates or activities (e.g commercial activities, programmes or events, or commercial seminars)
Casual private events and Government - $ 15 per hour
Non profit casual private event; community events with door charges and prepaid tickets; casual Government bookings.(e.g wedding, community fairs, community social events and organisation run dances, concerts performances to audience)
Community groups - $ 8 per hour
Bookings can be made through the Waimakariri District Council, Oxford Service Centre, 34 Main Street, Oxford, phone 03 311 9005.
Booking form (pdf, 153.0 KB)
Health and Safety plan (pdf, 228.0 KB)
Access to venues
Most venues have a key system. Hall users will need to pick up the key from their nearest Council office on the day of the hire. If the hire is over the weekend the key is to be picked up on the Friday prior to the booking.
There will be a charge of $ 20 if the key is not returned on the next business day or as otherwise arranged.
Right of entry
Any Councillor or Officer of the Council on production of an authorised warrant, may enter the hall at anytime.
A refundable bond is required prior to the collection of the key. Bonds will be refunded on confirmation that the hall has been left in the same condition as the hirer found it. Deduction from the bond will occur if:
Waimakariri District Council reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee of 50% if the hirer cancels the booking once the booking has been confirmed.
A charge may also apply when a booking time and date is changed after the booking is confirmed. Waimakariri District Council has the right to levy the full rental costs for venues cancelled less than 10 days prior to the event.
Health and safety
Cleaning and rubbish removal
Every hire is required to be familiar with the procedure for evacuation in the Emergency Evacuation Procedure. The appointed fire warden must ensure that all means of egress are checked at the start of the hire period and control and supervise the venue evacuation procedure.
In the event of a fire evacuate the venue immediately then notify the Fire Brigade by phoning 111.
When the venue is safely evacuated, contact the Waimakariri District Council on 03 311 8900.
The hirer's contract must be signed by a person over 21 years of age and returned to the Waimakariri District Council office at least 7 days prior to the hire. Identification maybe requested.
Hours of hire
Hirer's may not enter any facility until the time booked for the function and must be out of the facility by the end of hire. The booking period must include set up and cleaning of the venue.
Conclusion of activities
The hirer must specify and request permission for the consumption of alcohol at the time of making the booking.
If alcohol is to be sold an application to the Council for a Liquor Licence for the sale of alcohol is required.
Noise from amplifiers and loudspeakers must be kept to a moderate level at all times. Failure to comply with this condition may result in the early closure of your function and a significant fine.
Damage to the hall or fixtures
Any damage to the hall of fixtures or breakages must be notified immediately to the Council 03 311 8900, by the hirer. The hirer is responsible for the full value of any damage.
The hirer is responsible for securing the venue upon completion of the function.
A security guard is required to attend all functions involving alcohol, night time socials or at the discretion of Waimakariri District Council. A guard will be provided by the Waimakariri District Council at a cost of $ 120 to the hirer, in addition to the hire fee. The purpose of the security guard is for the protection of the venue and to ensure the event hire time is adhered to.
Public liability insurance
The hirer is responsible for public liability insurance.
Public liability insurance of $1,000,000 is recommended by the Waimakariri District Council. If your group/organisation does not already have their own public liability insurance, the Council's insurance brokers Jardine Lloyd Thompson, has a geiyo facility insurance available at a very competitive rate. Should you wish to utilise this facility please contact Nicola Frayle at Jardine Lloyd Thompson - ph. 03 366 4866.
Payment by Eftpos, cheque or cash.
Deposit required at time of booking.
Bond to be paid when collecting the key.
Key to be collected from - Waimakariri District Council, Oxford Service Centre, 34 Main Street Oxford