What is changing and why?

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  • Omāroro reservoir

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
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    This major new reservoir is essential for operational security and emergency water supplies, and to support projected growth in the CBD area. The estimated cost for this project has increased due to the requirements of construction in the Town Belt, the complexity of upgrading associated pipelines along a busy inner city transport route, and the rise in costs being seen across all major infrastructure construction work. Expected capital expenditure of $58.15 million over four years from 2019/20 is proposed, up from $40.85 million in Our 10-Year Plan. When complete, Omāroro Reservoir will provide sufficient safe drinking water in secure storage to allow for maintenance and network repairs to be made should supply from the Hutt Valley be disrupted. It will also provide emergency water for Wellington Hospital if there is a major seismic event.

    This major new reservoir is essential for operational security and emergency water supplies, and to support projected growth in the CBD area. The estimated cost for this project has increased due to the requirements of construction in the Town Belt, the complexity of upgrading associated pipelines along a busy inner city transport route, and the rise in costs being seen across all major infrastructure construction work. Expected capital expenditure of $58.15 million over four years from 2019/20 is proposed, up from $40.85 million in Our 10-Year Plan. When complete, Omāroro Reservoir will provide sufficient safe drinking water in secure storage to allow for maintenance and network repairs to be made should supply from the Hutt Valley be disrupted. It will also provide emergency water for Wellington Hospital if there is a major seismic event.
  • Moe-i-te-ra/Bell Road reservoir

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
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    The current Bell Road reservoir was built more than a century ago. Work to replace it with a larger, seismically resilient reservoir, was scheduled in the 10-Year Plan to begin in 2019/20 at an estimated cost of $21.6 million. Following further investigations the revised estimate for this project is $30.58 million. We have has asked Wellington Water to confirm it still represents a good investment. It is proposed this project be re-timed to begin in 2021/22, this allows for funds to be prioritised toward the Omāroro reservoir first and for the increase in costs to be considered as part of the next 10-Year Plan.

    The current Bell Road reservoir was built more than a century ago. Work to replace it with a larger, seismically resilient reservoir, was scheduled in the 10-Year Plan to begin in 2019/20 at an estimated cost of $21.6 million. Following further investigations the revised estimate for this project is $30.58 million. We have has asked Wellington Water to confirm it still represents a good investment. It is proposed this project be re-timed to begin in 2021/22, this allows for funds to be prioritised toward the Omāroro reservoir first and for the increase in costs to be considered as part of the next 10-Year Plan.
  • Kilbirnie pump station

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
    Kilbirnie pump station

    Upgrades to stormwater pipes in Kilbirnie have lifted service levels to cope with a one-in-10-year rain event at current sea levels, in line with the regional standard for new subdivisions. Kilbirnie homes and businesses remain vulnerable to flooding events beyond this level, because there are no clear overland floodwater flow paths. We have asked Wellington Water to confirm this project represents a good investment considering other parts of the city are not yet at the one-in-10-year protection level. The stormwater pumpstation, proposed to be built at Evans Bay Park at an estimated cost of $8.3 million, was originally set for 2019 and has been re-timed to begin in the 2021/22 year, with the increased costs to be considered as part of the next 10-Year Plan.

    Upgrades to stormwater pipes in Kilbirnie have lifted service levels to cope with a one-in-10-year rain event at current sea levels, in line with the regional standard for new subdivisions. Kilbirnie homes and businesses remain vulnerable to flooding events beyond this level, because there are no clear overland floodwater flow paths. We have asked Wellington Water to confirm this project represents a good investment considering other parts of the city are not yet at the one-in-10-year protection level. The stormwater pumpstation, proposed to be built at Evans Bay Park at an estimated cost of $8.3 million, was originally set for 2019 and has been re-timed to begin in the 2021/22 year, with the increased costs to be considered as part of the next 10-Year Plan.
  • Built Heritage Incentive and Resilience Fund

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
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    The current Built Heritage Incentive Fund is set at $450,000 per annum and geared towards helping owners to earthquake strengthen and maintain their heritage buildings.

    We are proposing to increase funding to $1 million per year through two separate funds to capture a broader range of earthquake resilience projects. We propose that the funding be allocated and focused on the following areas:

    • $500,000 towards supporting building owners meet associated costs relating to earthquake-prone heritage buildings and heritage conservation projects eg obtaining heritage advice.
    • $500,000 towards supporting building owners meet associated costs relating to earthquake-strengthening their buildings eg engineering assessments, traffic management plans for construction etc.

    The funding criteria for both funds will be developed in detail in the coming months and reported to committee for decision in August 2019. It is anticipated that funding will be directed towards buildings where successful heritage and resilience outcomes would be unlikely without assistance.


    The current Built Heritage Incentive Fund is set at $450,000 per annum and geared towards helping owners to earthquake strengthen and maintain their heritage buildings.

    We are proposing to increase funding to $1 million per year through two separate funds to capture a broader range of earthquake resilience projects. We propose that the funding be allocated and focused on the following areas:

    • $500,000 towards supporting building owners meet associated costs relating to earthquake-prone heritage buildings and heritage conservation projects eg obtaining heritage advice.
    • $500,000 towards supporting building owners meet associated costs relating to earthquake-strengthening their buildings eg engineering assessments, traffic management plans for construction etc.

    The funding criteria for both funds will be developed in detail in the coming months and reported to committee for decision in August 2019. It is anticipated that funding will be directed towards buildings where successful heritage and resilience outcomes would be unlikely without assistance.


  • Coastal Structures

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
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    The Council manages and maintains a number of marine and coastal recreational assets. The existing budget for coastal structures is $122,000 per annum. Recent condition assessments on a number of structures have highlighted that an additional $2 million of capital expenditure and $194,500 of operational expenditure in 2019/20 is required to extend the life of these structures and reduce some significant risks. A further $1.9 million of additional capital expenditure over the remaining years of Our 10-Year Plan is also proposed and will be considered in the next 10-Year Plan. The additional investment will be prioritised toward Seatoun Wharf and Cog Park Wharf and Jetties at the Evans Bay Yacht Club over the next three years.

    The Council manages and maintains a number of marine and coastal recreational assets. The existing budget for coastal structures is $122,000 per annum. Recent condition assessments on a number of structures have highlighted that an additional $2 million of capital expenditure and $194,500 of operational expenditure in 2019/20 is required to extend the life of these structures and reduce some significant risks. A further $1.9 million of additional capital expenditure over the remaining years of Our 10-Year Plan is also proposed and will be considered in the next 10-Year Plan. The additional investment will be prioritised toward Seatoun Wharf and Cog Park Wharf and Jetties at the Evans Bay Yacht Club over the next three years.

  • Band Rotunda

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
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    After seeking registrations of interest for the redevelopment of the Band Rotunda at Oriental Bay in mid-2018, we are now working with a developer on a proposal to upgrade the structure. The upgrade would see it meet at least 80 percent of National Building Standards and upgrade the interior to suit a hospitality operator. The proposal is still being finalised but we are proposing to include $300,000 in operational funding to facilitate and contribute to the redevelopment. This proposal allows for the upgrade of a much loved and iconic building on Wellington’s waterfront in a cost-effective manner.

    After seeking registrations of interest for the redevelopment of the Band Rotunda at Oriental Bay in mid-2018, we are now working with a developer on a proposal to upgrade the structure. The upgrade would see it meet at least 80 percent of National Building Standards and upgrade the interior to suit a hospitality operator. The proposal is still being finalised but we are proposing to include $300,000 in operational funding to facilitate and contribute to the redevelopment. This proposal allows for the upgrade of a much loved and iconic building on Wellington’s waterfront in a cost-effective manner.