Submission to the Ministry for the Environment, email@example.com
1. This is the response of the Wellington Civic Trust Incorporated (the Civic Trust). Our objectives relate to the quality of the urban environment and include:
- To promote a civic environment whereby the City of Wellington, its surroundings, and its adjacent countryside becomes a resources for the use, benefit and enjoyment of all Wellington citizens; Read more »
You can read the latest Wellington Civic Trust Newsletter in its new, prettier format here.
The Wellington Civic Trust Awards were established in 2002 by the Trustees to recognise projects which enhance the city and contribute to making Wellington the best city in which to work and live. The Awards are held every second year. You can see the 2011 award winners here.
This is the submission of the Wellington Civic Trust to Wellington City Council – Kumutoto Design COCMO2
- The Wellington Civic Trust (‘the Trust’) would like to congratulate the Council on this public consultation exercise on the draft Design Brief that will be used to guide the future development of the Kumutoto area of Wellington’s waterfront. As could be seen by the packed Committee room on Thursday evening 1st November, there is a high level of interest in this area of the waterfront. We are pleased to note that the draft Design Brief aims to fulfil the general objectives outlined in the Waterfront Framework 2001, which the Trust has consistently supported as part of its policy. The Design Brief’s commitment that all future developments in this area will be subject to public notification is strongly supported. This should always have been the case. Read more »
This is the submission of the Wellington Civic Trust Incorporated to Parliament’s Transport & Industrial Relations Select Committee on the National War Memorial Park (Pukeahu) Empowering Bill. We wish to speak to this before the Select Committee.
- The Civic Trust applauds the Prime Minister’s announcement on 7 August that the National War Memorial Park (NWMP) would go ahead by passing over part of SH 1 rather than, as previously decided, be cut right across by the road.
- The significance of the target completion date of Anzac Day 2015 has been known for the last 50 years or so, in particular since the 2004 decision to create the National War Memorial Park on this site. This has given ample time for orderly planning and due process by those responsible for making the Park happen. Now, with 130 weeks to go, it has been decided that urgency means that normal resource management and public works law must be set aside.
Report for the year ended 31st March 2012
It’s good to report back on our 31st year and, from this, to think about the future for Wellington, and how we can contribute to it. Since the Civic Trust began in 1981, our aim has been to help make Wellington the best of all possible places to live and work. Our founders, drawing on the 1960s Civic Trusts’ work in the UK, and on the later ones in New Zealand which we heard about at last year’s AGM, set these goals (amongst others) in our constitution which still frame our work now:
- To stimulate public interest in and care for the beauty, history and character of the City of Wellington and its surroundings and adjacent countryside and coastline and its dignity as the Capital City;
- To preserve, develop and improve buildings and features of general public amenity or historic interest or beauty;
- To create or improve features of beauty or interest in and about the City and its contiguous countryside and coastline;
- To promote high standards in architecture, landscape management, building and town and country planning.
Our logo is the only graphic we use in these newsletters — because we want them to be best known for the facts they convey to members and supporters. Should we put effort into more attractive communication, or would this detract from the Board’s focus on the Wellington issues which are our core focus? Something you might like to come along to the AGM on Monday May 14th and discuss – the notice of Agenda and of our guest speaker, John Shewan, and the Annual Report of our actual work through 2011/12, come with this mailout. There’s also the invitation to renew your subscription. The Civic Trust needs your continued support, and continued new members. The annual fee is kept low, but like many small costs it is tempting to save on them. The Annual Report, and this Newsletter update, will I hope confirm the value of the Trust and the value to you and to our city of your being a supportive member.
The Wellington Civic Trust welcomes the opportunity to make a submission on the Wellington City Bus Review.
We are pleased that two regional councillors held public meetings to hear first-hand the concerns of the users of these services. We would have wished that all the Wellington regional councillors had taken the opportunity to engage directly with the public on this important issue. Read more »
One year on from the huge February 2011 earthquake, board members invite you to consider this request from our Christchurch colleagues.
From the Christchurch Civic Trust:
Wholesale destruction continues. The former Sydenham Post Office: demolished. Only 2 or 3 historic / heritage buildings left on Colombo St, Sydenham: unbelievable! Christ Church Cathedral could be demolished in part or full: unthinkable! The owner of the former Chief Post Office in the Square wants to demolish. The former Christchurch Railway Station is still under threat. Read more »
The Wellington Civic Trust has told the Wellington Regional Council to think again. It has asked the council to withdraw its support for the flyover alongside the Basin Reserve, and the other roading plans being pushed on to Wellington by the NZ Transport Agency.
The Trust says the roading issue is of great significance to the city and the region. It challenges the council’s belief that the subject lacks sufficient “significance.”