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Wellington Civic Trust – 2019 Awards Programme

The Wellington Civic Trust Awards were established in 2002 by the Trustees to recognize projects which enhance the city and contribute to making Wellington the best city in which to work and live.

The 2019 Awards will recognise excellence in three categories, namely:

  1. Projects that enhance or protect the essential character of Wellington
  2. Projects that preserve character buildings – the Grant Tilly Memorial Award
  3. The People’s Choice – for public art

More details about each of these categories are available at: http://bit.ly/wct-awards

Nominations for the first two categories closed on the 20th November.

Peoples’ Choice Award

Public art in the form of sculptures, murals and street art has been installed around the city since the last awards programme in 2015. Eight examples have been selected for the public to choose their favourite by popular vote.

To review the selection and cast your vote, visit Vote for the Peoples’ Choice Award

Voting closes on the 8th December.

Awards Ceremony

An awards ceremony will be held on the 10th December in the Great Hall, Old Public Trust Building 131-135 Lambton Quay, Wellington. The ceremony will commence with refreshments from 6:00 PM and the successful nominations will be announced by the Mayor of Wellington.

Tickets to the awards ceremony may be reserved at Wellington Civic Trust Awards Ceremony tickets

What we stand for

Since the Wellington Civic Trust’s establishment in 1981 our aim has been to help make Wellington the best of all possible places to live and work.

We work to:

  • encourage public participation in decisions that affect our city
  • ensure good planning and design to address the challenges of the future
  • preserve the best of the old, but encourage new development which will enhance our city
  • protect and enhance the unique character and the many natural features of the city, including the skyline, the town belt and the harbour
  • encourage green space and environmentally conscious development
  • develop a pedestrian- and cycle-friendly environment
  • safeguard the waterfront as a public amenity
  • support transport options that enhance the city and health

What we do

The Trust exists to give Wellingtonians the opportunity to have a say in their city’s future.

  • Every two years the Trust organizes a full-day seminar, inviting members and the public to hear broad-ranging and expert views on issues critical to the city’s development. It then provides planners and decision-makers with guidance on what the people of Wellington want.
  • The Trust’s Bienniel Awards recognize outstanding urban projects.
  • The Trust looks at proposed developments for the city and where there are concerns it makes submissions to Council.

How we do it

Over many years the Trust has earned the respect of the Wellington City Council and government groups.  It has the ability to get things done by bringing together those who seek action and those who have the authority to act.

The Wellington Civic Trust is made up of both individual and business members — planners, architects, engineers and citizens. It has achieved much over the years by seeking answers, making submissions and making appeals on decisions.

Become a member

If you are interested in protecting and enhancing the quality of life our city offers we would welcome your membership and support. As a member, you will

  • receive regular newsletters and seminar invitations
  • have an effective forum for discussing the city’s future
  • have the benefit of the Trust’s commitment to listening to the public’s concerns and taking action to address these.

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