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Sportsville Hutt City is a partnership project led by the Hutt City Council in Lower Hutt City and is supported by other sporting bodies and trusts such as SPARC, Sport Wellington, New Zealand Community Trust and the Pelorus Trust.
The tenet is the focus on collaboration, not amalgamation. Each club within Sportsville will retain its own individual and historical identity within a very strong support network. There are several sportsville-type projects proposed for different regions around New Zealand.
Fraser Park Sportsville was launched in 2009 and is presently the largest district sporting hub. They signed the Sportsville constitution in April 2010, signalling their future commitment to the partnership. In June 2010, an independent board was appointed to lead the new entity and in May 2011, the strategy was finalised and a manager Trudy Englebretsen was appointed. Fraser Park Sportsville was finally on its journey.
The consultation phase for the future redevelopment of Fraser Park, one of the largest of its type in the Wellington region has been completed.
Phase 1: The development and construction of three all-weather softball diamonds and an all-weather artificial turf to be shared by rugby union and soccer football. Both projects were completed and used competitively in 2016.