Our work programme in year 2

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  • Planning for growth

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
    Planning for growth

    We are expecting an additional 50-80,000 more people to call Wellington home over the next 30 years. We are required, under the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity, to ensure we have enough land available to meet residential and commercial land demand across the city for the short, medium and long-term. To ensure we can accommodate this growth we need to have a coordinated plan. We need to review our Urban Growth Plan and the District Plan to be able to direct the expected population growth into the most appropriate places, manage new development to ensure the city remains...

    We are expecting an additional 50-80,000 more people to call Wellington home over the next 30 years. We are required, under the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity, to ensure we have enough land available to meet residential and commercial land demand across the city for the short, medium and long-term. To ensure we can accommodate this growth we need to have a coordinated plan. We need to review our Urban Growth Plan and the District Plan to be able to direct the expected population growth into the most appropriate places, manage new development to ensure the city remains compact, inclusive and connected, green, resilient, vibrant and prosperous, and to attract meaningful investment.

    In 2019 we will be engaging with the community about how growth could be distributed across the city. This will help us to develop a spatial plan for the city by early-2020. The spatial plan is a coordinated plan to manage urban growth and development and will set the policy direction to inform the District Plan review. We will develop the plan in coordination with Greater Wellington Regional Council’s regional plan. We will begin engagement on the District Plan review in mid-2019.


  • Frank Kitts Park

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
    Frank kitts park playground

    As Wellington continues to grow, so too does the need for well-designed, fit-for-purpose, high-quality public space and parks. A makeover of the 25-year-old Frank Kitts Park has been planned for several years, which includes the following in 2019/20:

    • Playground upgrade - the first stage of the makeover is to upgrade the playground, at an estimated cost of $2.1 million in 2019/20.
    • Garden redevelopment – plans and fundraising by our partners for the Chinese Garden will proceed in 2019/20. Construction of the garden redevelopment is dependent on a successful fundraising campaign.

    As Wellington continues to grow, so too does the need for well-designed, fit-for-purpose, high-quality public space and parks. A makeover of the 25-year-old Frank Kitts Park has been planned for several years, which includes the following in 2019/20:

    • Playground upgrade - the first stage of the makeover is to upgrade the playground, at an estimated cost of $2.1 million in 2019/20.
    • Garden redevelopment – plans and fundraising by our partners for the Chinese Garden will proceed in 2019/20. Construction of the garden redevelopment is dependent on a successful fundraising campaign.
  • Business Improvement District (BIDs)

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
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    A BID is a partnership between a local authority and a defined local business community. It provides a vehicle for local business-led initiatives that support key city objectives of vibrant centres, business creation and development and increased employment.

    We have started the process of establishing a BID in wider Karori. The Marsden Village Association originally initiated this. A steering group of Karori business representatives are currently engaging the business community. We expect to know by the end of May 2019 if the business community is on board with the establishment of this BID. We will continue to support the BIDs programme by agreeing a number of targeted rates each year. The existing BID targeted rates total $275,000 and it is expected a further targeted rate valued at $80,000 to $100,000 will be added for 2019/20 to support the proposed new BID in Karori.

    A BID is a partnership between a local authority and a defined local business community. It provides a vehicle for local business-led initiatives that support key city objectives of vibrant centres, business creation and development and increased employment.

    We have started the process of establishing a BID in wider Karori. The Marsden Village Association originally initiated this. A steering group of Karori business representatives are currently engaging the business community. We expect to know by the end of May 2019 if the business community is on board with the establishment of this BID. We will continue to support the BIDs programme by agreeing a number of targeted rates each year. The existing BID targeted rates total $275,000 and it is expected a further targeted rate valued at $80,000 to $100,000 will be added for 2019/20 to support the proposed new BID in Karori.