Our work programme in year 2

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  • Stakeholder partnerships

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
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    In the coming year, we will undertake an audit of Council-owned land to identify opportunities to use land for housing development. This work will be done within existing budgets.

    In the coming year, we will undertake an audit of Council-owned land to identify opportunities to use land for housing development. This work will be done within existing budgets.

  • Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP)

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
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    In March 2017, the Council approved the SHIP for Council’s social housing portfolio. It includes three workstreams to be implemented over a 10-year period. They include:

    • A development programme to build 750 new safe, warm and dry homes on existing Council land – in 2019/20 this will focus on the development of the Harrison and Nairn Street sites in Mount Cook.
    • Delivery on our Portfolio Alignment Strategy which seeks to identify underperforming assets for divestment. This is to ensure that the City Housing portfolio best meets the needs of low-income tenants. The sale of these units will be...

    In March 2017, the Council approved the SHIP for Council’s social housing portfolio. It includes three workstreams to be implemented over a 10-year period. They include:

    • A development programme to build 750 new safe, warm and dry homes on existing Council land – in 2019/20 this will focus on the development of the Harrison and Nairn Street sites in Mount Cook.
    • Delivery on our Portfolio Alignment Strategy which seeks to identify underperforming assets for divestment. This is to ensure that the City Housing portfolio best meets the needs of low-income tenants. The sale of these units will be reinvested in the development programme.
    • A capital programme to support City Housing’s ongoing financial sustainability – planning is underway to initiate a single capital programme to generate efficiencies in the delivery of capital investment, maintenance expenditure and overall upgrade works. A detailed plan and costings will be developed during the 2019/20 financial year.
  • City Housing Policy Settings

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
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    In addition to the Strategic Housing Investment Plan, the funding model for social housing will be reviewed in 2019/20, making sure the service is affordable for Council and tenants into the future.

    In addition to the Strategic Housing Investment Plan, the funding model for social housing will be reviewed in 2019/20, making sure the service is affordable for Council and tenants into the future.

  • CBD building conversions

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
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    This was identified as a priority project in Our 10-Year Plan. The project aims to make better use of the inner city for rental housing by working with commercial building owners to convert their properties into residential units as part of an exemplar project, progressing in 2019/20. If successful, the pilot would demonstrate a new model for the Council to partner with a commercial developer to improve housing outcomes in the city.

    This was identified as a priority project in Our 10-Year Plan. The project aims to make better use of the inner city for rental housing by working with commercial building owners to convert their properties into residential units as part of an exemplar project, progressing in 2019/20. If successful, the pilot would demonstrate a new model for the Council to partner with a commercial developer to improve housing outcomes in the city.

  • Waitohi

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
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    Johnsonville’s new Waitohi community hub is on track and budget (total budget is $22.5 million), and due for completion in Summer 2019/20. The kindergarten is scheduled to open in August ahead of the new library, café and reception for the swimming pool. There will also be a link through to Memorial Park, the library and a new swimming pool entrance.

    To keep up to date and find out more visit the Waitohi Community hub.

    Johnsonville’s new Waitohi community hub is on track and budget (total budget is $22.5 million), and due for completion in Summer 2019/20. The kindergarten is scheduled to open in August ahead of the new library, café and reception for the swimming pool. There will also be a link through to Memorial Park, the library and a new swimming pool entrance.

    To keep up to date and find out more visit the Waitohi Community hub.
  • Newtown and Aro Valley community centre upgrades

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
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    Community facilities help bring people together, strengthen communities and provide a platform to deliver the activities and services that contribute to community wellbeing. The interior upgrades of the Newtown and Aro community centres are currently in the design phase, with construction set to begin in 2019/20 at a budget cost of $3.9 million.

    Community facilities help bring people together, strengthen communities and provide a platform to deliver the activities and services that contribute to community wellbeing. The interior upgrades of the Newtown and Aro community centres are currently in the design phase, with construction set to begin in 2019/20 at a budget cost of $3.9 million.

  • Homelessness and supported living

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
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    As identified in Te Mahana, our Homelessness Strategy, reducing homelessness in Wellington is a priority for the city. The Council is working collaboratively with central government and social services to end homelessness for individuals, making it rare, brief and non-reoccurring. This includes a three-year contract with the Downtown Community Ministry (DCM), granted in December 2018, to deliver outreach services for people who are sleeping rough and tenancy-sustaining services for those most vulnerable to homelessness. We are also planning to provide a one-off $500,000 grant, through the City Growth Fund, to the City Mission to support the development of additional housing that will assist individuals and families who are at risk of remaining or falling back into homelessness. These initiatives strongly align with and support the central government’s Housing First programme which is designed to house people quickly then provide intense wraparound support for people who have been chronically homeless. The Council also grants support for emergency and transitional housing services such as the Wellington Night Shelter and the Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust.

    As identified in Te Mahana, our Homelessness Strategy, reducing homelessness in Wellington is a priority for the city. The Council is working collaboratively with central government and social services to end homelessness for individuals, making it rare, brief and non-reoccurring. This includes a three-year contract with the Downtown Community Ministry (DCM), granted in December 2018, to deliver outreach services for people who are sleeping rough and tenancy-sustaining services for those most vulnerable to homelessness. We are also planning to provide a one-off $500,000 grant, through the City Growth Fund, to the City Mission to support the development of additional housing that will assist individuals and families who are at risk of remaining or falling back into homelessness. These initiatives strongly align with and support the central government’s Housing First programme which is designed to house people quickly then provide intense wraparound support for people who have been chronically homeless. The Council also grants support for emergency and transitional housing services such as the Wellington Night Shelter and the Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust.

  • Community facilities policy and libraries strategy

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
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    We’re carrying out a review of these important documents, looking at how libraries and community facilities can best serve Wellingtonians over the next five to 20 years. These documents will inform our next 10-Year Plan.

    We’re carrying out a review of these important documents, looking at how libraries and community facilities can best serve Wellingtonians over the next five to 20 years. These documents will inform our next 10-Year Plan.

  • Take 10

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
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    Our community safety programmes continue to support a number of programmes that aim to reduce harm related to alcohol. Take 10 is a very successful programme providing a safe place for young people on Friday and Saturday evenings. The programme is supported by a number of partners including the Police, health agencies and Wellington Free Ambulance and youth agencies. We plan to provide a one-off grant, through the City Growth Fund, of $80,000 to assist with the purchase and fit-out of a vehicle to ensure this service continues and is able to take a more targeted approach to when and...

    Our community safety programmes continue to support a number of programmes that aim to reduce harm related to alcohol. Take 10 is a very successful programme providing a safe place for young people on Friday and Saturday evenings. The programme is supported by a number of partners including the Police, health agencies and Wellington Free Ambulance and youth agencies. We plan to provide a one-off grant, through the City Growth Fund, of $80,000 to assist with the purchase and fit-out of a vehicle to ensure this service continues and is able to take a more targeted approach to when and where its services are delivered.

  • Karori events centre

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
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    The Karori Events Centre is a community driven project which has resulted in the building of an events centre within the hub of community facilities in Karori, this includes the community centre, library and recreation centre.

    The Karori Events Centre has been constructed and will provide an inviting venue where people can pursue their interests and connect with the community in a welcoming, inclusive and safe environment. The centre is still to be fitted out before it can become operational and the community is fundraising $1 million for that to happen.

    The Council will work with the Karori Events Trust in the coming months on options to secure funding to progress the fit out, finalise future operations of the centre, and to consider options for a more coordinated hub of community facilities in Karori.

    The Karori Events Centre is a community driven project which has resulted in the building of an events centre within the hub of community facilities in Karori, this includes the community centre, library and recreation centre.

    The Karori Events Centre has been constructed and will provide an inviting venue where people can pursue their interests and connect with the community in a welcoming, inclusive and safe environment. The centre is still to be fitted out before it can become operational and the community is fundraising $1 million for that to happen.

    The Council will work with the Karori Events Trust in the coming months on options to secure funding to progress the fit out, finalise future operations of the centre, and to consider options for a more coordinated hub of community facilities in Karori.