The planning and building of the Community Centre (1945-1958), and the ongoing efforts since the Centre opened reflects an ongoing community effort. Some important contributions to the Centre include:
- The RSA who proposed the idea of the Community Centre as a war memorial, as a financial contributor, and as one of the main organising forces up until 1992
- The government's £ for £ war memorial fund, without which the Community Centre would not have got off the ground
- The Wellington City Council who have provided ongoing support over the years (including recent essential maintenance and interior repainting)
- The community of Northland - the voluntary labour and the long list of fundraising efforts such as bottle drives and carnivals - according to one report ... "about £8,000 which has come from Northland people's pockets has come the hard way"
- The efforts of local groups such as Northland Scouts in organising the digging out of the lower hall, and the Northland Community Crèche who raised $25,000 for the lower hall kitchen and bathroom.