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    Taranaki West Wharf Terraces and Lagoon

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    Taranaki West Wharf Wharawaka Upper Terrace

    Midland Park

    Taranaki West Wharf Wharawaka Terraces and kayak



    Tinakori Hill Lookout

    Subject to Change, by Regan Gentry



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    Patent slip

    Motor Home Park

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    Central Park

    Central Park

Nov 27 2021

RMA Amendment and Draft Spatial Plan Submissions

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The included links take you to Wellington Civic Trust’s submissions for

  1. Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply And Other Matters) Amendment Bill (November 2021): RMA Amendment Bill
  2. Wellington City Council Planning For Growth – Our City Tomorrow Draft Spatial Plan (October 2020): Draft Spatial Plan

The Trust remains concerned about the complexity of the submissions process.

With respect to the RMA Amendment Bill (1. above), there is concern about the urgency that the Amendment is being put through while Local Bodies are making progress in meeting the National Policy Statement – Urban Development (NPS-UD).

With respect to the submission for the Draft Spatial Plan (2. above, presented in October 2020), the Trust has a mixed response of support and concerns.

We consider that the Draft Spatial Plan responds satisfactorily to the City Goals established in 2017, and we recognise that the Spatial Plan underpins the District Plan, a draft of which is currently open for submissions (November 2021).

There is a concern that no provision is made for monitoring and updating the plan; and while the Spatial Plan is general in nature, it is not specific enough to give form to the intentions of how major developments will be managed.

  • Inner city intensification
  • Prioritizing areas of change
  • Three Waters
  • Sustainability

These concerns flow through to areas of specific interest to the Trust:

  • Green spaces and biodiversity
  • Shelley Bay
  • Lambton Harbour

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Jun 09 2021

Te Ngākau-Wellington Civic Centre Seminar: 15th May 2021

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Summary Notes – Mayor’s Presentation and Sessions 1 – 5

Te Ngākau A.M. Slides Compilation

Te Ngākau P.M. Slides Compilation


The seminar held in the Public Trust Building’s Main Hall provided a broad forum for both civic leaders and professionals from various disciplines to explain the past and current context of Te Ngākau-Wellington Civic Precinct, and closed with a workshop by the participants that worked to develop ideas responding to specific questions related to the planning process for a redeveloped centre.

Moderated by Dame Kerry Prendergast, Wellington’s Mayor between 2001 and 2010, opened with a karakia by Peter Jackson, followed by an address from the Mayor Andy Foster recapping the development of the Centre since the land’s initial reclamation, the seminar touched on a broad range of subjects:

The original Maori settlement and movements
Early European settlement
The development of the Precinct from the first buildings until today
Climate and earthquake resilience programmes
Social and business activities, and civic use of the Precinct
Community development and inner city residents
Where to from here

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May 04 2021

Te Ngakau – Wellington Civic Centre – Seminar details and registration link

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Te Ngakau – Seminar details and registration link

The Wellington Civic Trust is organising a seminar on future possibilities and what the citizens of Wellington would like to see for their civic center.

– Explore the history, role and importance of the Civic Precinct
– Understand current proposals for the Precinct and its open spaces
– Develop ideas around needs and opportunities to make the Precinct work for everyone

Date:  15 May 2021, from 09:15 a.m. to 04.00 p.m.

Venue:  PUBLIC TRUST HALL – corner Lambton Quay and Stout St.

Attendance is free with morning tea provided but koha welcome.

REGISTRATION: Please follow the Eventfinda link above