15 April 2014

AGM 5 May 2014


The 33rd Wellington Civic Trust AGM will be held on Monday 5 May 2014, at 5.30pm for 6pm. It will be held at the NZTA Memorial Park Alliance Site Office, Taranaki St (between ​Martin Square and Buckle St] Wellington.

Our guest speaker will be Geraldine Murphy, president of the Inner City Association.

Please join fellow members and Trustees for drinks from 5.30pm.

Agenda

  • Welcome – and a brief overview of the National War Memorial Park project.
  • Apologies – please send any to secretary@wellingtoncivictrust.org or by phone to Craig Palmer at 384-2127.
  • Minutes of the Previous AGM – May  30th 2013 (copies available at the meeting)
  • Matters arising from these minutes
  • Chairman’s Annual Report (extra copies to be tabled at the meeting)
  • Financial Report (copies to be tabled at the meeting)
  • Matters arising from the Annual Report and Accounts
  • Election of 2014/15 Trustees (nominations welcomed in advance, and from the floor)
  • Election of Hon. Auditor
  • General Business

 

3 September 2013

Submission to EPA Board of Inquiry re Basin Bridge NSP026


Introduction

  1. The Wellington Civic Trust Incorporated (Civic Trust) was established in 1981 with objectives including

  • 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;
  • 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 promote high standards in architecture, landscape management, building and town and country planning.

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27 June 2013

June 2013 newsletter


Read the latest Wellington Civic Trust newsletter here.

14 June 2013

Annual Report 2012/13


The full annual report and financial statements for the year ending 31 March 2013 are available here.

Chairman’s report for the AGM 30/5/13

1. It’s a pleasure to present this Annual Report for the year ended March 2013. At times there seems to have been much activity but few results; but looking back I believe that the Wellington Civic Trust continues to meet the high expectations of those who drew up its statement of purpose (which is recorded in our financial statements). We enter the new financial year reasonably well placed to continue this work, and aware of the need to make our work widely visible. Political decisions are usually made more from focus groups and polling than from formal analysis; getting our submissions into wider public debate outside our natural comfort zone is the positive challenge.

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2 April 2013

Submission to ‘Improving our Resource Management System’


Submission to the Ministry for the Environment, rmreform@mfe.govt.nz

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 »
26 March 2013

March 2013 newsletter


You can read the latest Wellington Civic Trust Newsletter in its new, prettier format here.

21 March 2013

The Wellington Civic Trust Awards 2013


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 2013 award winners and nominations here.

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5 November 2012

Submission on North Kumutoto design brief


This is the submission of the Wellington Civic Trust to Wellington City Council – Kumutoto Design COCMO2

  1. 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 »
6 September 2012

National War Memorial Park submission


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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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25 April 2012

Chairman’s 2012 Annual Report


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.