On Saturday 20 November at the Salvation Army Hall, 4 Normanby St, 11am – 3pm staff from Wellington City Council and from Lets Get Wellington Moving will be waiting to explain these projects to you. If you can't go on Saturday there is another session next Saturday, 27th November 11am – 3pm at Prefab Hall in Jessie St.
Do get along and take all your questions! Find out how these proposals are going to affect you. They all involve big changes to our City, so if you approve or disapprove of what is proposed please let WCC know by making submissions on each of these. LGWM - Mass Rapid Transit closes 5pm Friday December 10th and the DDP and Bike Path consultations close at 5pm on Tuesday December 14th.
Draft District Plan
Some members of the Association tuned in to a zoom meeting on Tuesday 9th November for a presentation about the Draft District Plan from WCC Planners, including Liam Hodgetts the Chief Planning Officer. This was a good session with good information. The presentation is here, and so is a document with written answers to a number of questions.
Unfortunately the session wasn't recorded, so you won't get the demonstration of how the DDP works as an interactive document. There is a video about this at https://planningforgrowth.wellington.govt.nz/district-plan-review - scroll down to 'How to Navigate and Read the DDP'. One of the interesting things you can do is enter an address into a search field and find out about all the DDP rules that affect that property. It's a bit complicated though so we suggest you go along to one of the events and ask the officers to demonstrate it to you and explain what the rules will mean in practice. Take the opportunity to find out what sort of development might be allowed next door, or across the street, and how it might affect your sunlight or privacy. You could also find out what you might be permitted to do yourself - would you be able to build a tiny house in the backyard? Could you convert your house to flats and what consents would you need? And so on!
Bike Path from Newtown to Waitangi Park.
At the Residents' Association meeting on Monday 15th November we had a presentation about the proposed Bike Path from Newtown to Waitangi Park. See here for the outline of this Newtown to city | Projects - WCC Transport Projects. There was a written presentation with more detail, the link is here.