Inner city residential development in Wellington will continue to increase in the immediate and foreseeable future in response to the projected population growth, the shortfall of housing and a desire to live closer to city. What sort of buildings and internal spaces do we want to live in as we increasingly move to medium and high density housing? How do we ensure the developments support the goals of a people-centred city and a dynamic central city?
'What is clear is the current developer-led model is not meeting our needs. The constrained environment that house-building-for-profit operates in must shift.' - Dr Morten Gjerde
Working collectively to improve the quality and supply of housing in New Zealand.
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Now is the time for evidence-based action on alcohol-related harm!
To build momentum for change, Alcohol Healthwatch, together with New Zealand Nurses Organisation, and New Zealand Medical Association, is holding a public forum to assist professional and community stakeholders in preparing their submissions.
The first in our 2018 series on the challenges of developing a healthy, vibrant and resilient community for Wellington's inner city.
Topic 1 - Wellington City Council's strategic and regulatory role and how we as residents, property owners, businesses and organisations can interact and influence within that.
Please note: you don't need to print your ticket.
Back in 2008 a group of passionate inner city dwellers got together to form the Inner-City Residents and Business Association. These founding members laid a strong foundation for a community-driven organisation, now known as Inner City Wellington. Now 9 years on we continue to go from strength to strength as the voice of Wellington's inner city. Come and help us celebrate!
Our Monthly Committee Meeting. Everyone welcome.
This is your chance to hear what the parties and the candidates are offering. They will have the chance to tell us what they stand for, answer some specific questions we have formulated and answer questions from the floor. This will be an event you shouldn’t miss.
Confirmed @ 11 August 2017:
ACT -- Michael Warren
Green Party -- James Shaw
Independent -- Gayaal Iddamalgoda
Labour -- Grant Robertson
National -- Nicola Willis
New Zealand First -- Andy Foster
The Opportunities Party -- Geoff Simmons
United Future -- Bale Nadakuitavuki
The invitation has been extended to all parties, and if others respond we will update our website.
ICW financial members - No charge
Non-financial members - Koha at the door (to cover AV costs)
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This event is not being arranged by ICW. We are sharing this information at the suggestion of one of our partners. http://citygallery.org.nz/events/nzia-city-talks-low-downs-and-slap-downs-sea-side-andr%C3%A9-bishop
Our Monthly Committee Meeting. Everyone welcome. Location TBC
Join the Wellington Women's Boarding House, MP for Wellington Central Grant Robertson and
Wellington's Mayor Justin Lester to discuss a future of safe, affordable homes for everyone.
Grant Robertson (MP for Wellington Central)
Justin Lester (Wellington Mayor)
Doors from 5.30PM. Complimentary drink provided
$10 Koha entry
1. Introductions / Terms of Reference Ben
2. Background Information: Ben/Joe
- Present the overall picture – surrounding project, overall picture
- Outline extent of the Project area
3. Current Situation - Miramar – Brainstorm: Ben/Joe
- What is the wider character of Oriental Bay?
- What are currently some of the positive things you see in Miramar?
- What are the issues currently happening in Miramar?
4. Present Issues Paper: Ben/Joe
- Present issues identified in Issues Paper
- Are these accurate? Any more to add? Discuss how to finalise issues paper
5. Our Opportunity – approximately $1M from WCC to spend on street improvements Ben/Joe
What are the outcomes you want from developing this area? – Brainstorm (in groups):
- Safer routes for all types of cyclists/pedestrians?
- Better connectivity?
- Something the community is proud of?
6. What are some high level options to achieve these outcomes? – Brainstorm (in groups): Ben/Joe
· More traffic islands/speed restrictions in certain areas?
· Continuous, consistent marked cycleway?
· More/less green space/vegetation?
Consider the following specific aspects:
· How do we cater for people on foot?
· How do we cater for people riding bikes?
· How do we cater for the buses and passengers?
· How do we cater for people driving cars?
· How do we cater for trucks/service & delivery vehicles?
After serving the residents and businesses of central Wellington for the past 10 years, your committee decided that it was timely to reflect on how far we’ve come and to consider how we want to position ourselves for the next 10 years. So, since October last year we’ve had a series of half day workshops to plan the future of the association.
At our Annual General Meeting on 26 April 2017, 6 – 7.30 pm at CQ Hotel, 213-223 Cuba St, we will formally launch:
- A new name – Inner City Wellington / Te Reo Pokapū o Pōneke; the voice of Te Aro and Wellington Central
- A three year strategic plan that outlines our strategic priorities
- A new website www.innercitywellington.nz that will provide better access to the materials we produce
Of course, at an AGM we need to do all the usual things as well. So, we’ll consider the Chair’s report and the financials, and the election of committee members. While it important to have continuity, we are also mindful that to achieve the goals of our new strategic plan that it is vital that we encourage and enable others to be involved, particularly in topics of interest to them. We are also keen to have your suggestions of new topics that you would like to lead and involve others on.
As a heads up, so you can think about how you could support, participate and be involved, we know we will need:
- A details person (often called a Secretary) who can keep track of our emails, take some bullet point minutes at our monthly Committee meeting and AGM, and just generally make sure the t’s and i’s are sorted
- A team (lead and participants) to take on the new ‘community resilience’ topic. This will be a key focus for WCC, so we need to be at the table and involved in the discussions.
If you are keen to participate and be involved in progressing any of the strategic priorities, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or at the AGM.
Hi friends in the city,
We are coordinating another planting in the garden on Bond Street next week, jointly with a school holiday activity. WCC Botanic Gardens Children’s Garden team are hosting a children’s activity with plants to take home.
Location: Bond Street Garden
We plan to harvest (especially the celery), replant with herbs, a few winter veggies and food for bees. We will supply tools; please dress for all weather. Rain cancels, and we will make the call at 9am Wednesday morning.
Please let me know if you can make it.
My normal work hours are 9.30am-2.30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
WREMO / WCC earthquake management:
- actions and results
- lessons learned
WCC Update on:
- emergency powers
- new regulations for facades and parapets
Wellington's Resilience Strategy:
- community resilience in the CBD (WCC)
- the CBD Tsunami Blue Line project (WREMO)
Cash bar from 5:30 - 6pm
Cost: Free to all attendees
Please feel free to share this invite with others who may be interested.