By far the most important issue dealt with by the Association over the past year has been the impact of the major works around the John St / Riddiford St / Adelaide Road intersection on the Newtown business community, and in particular the retailers in the immediate area.
The Association’s draft paper draws some lessons from the John Street upgrade experience and makes recommendations to Wellington City Council that could help the council to more effectively manage the relationships with affected communities when undertaking similar large and ongoing public upgrade projects.
We accept the need for WCC to undertake such major works in the broader interest of the City. However we believe that more attention could usefully be given to understanding, managing and mitigating the negative impacts that may arise for the neighbourhoods where these large scale works take place.
The main points in the paper were endorsed at the April members meeting.
A big thanks to the hard working volunteers who contributed to this, particularly Jeanie McCafferty.
Constructive and pro-actively attempting to make Wellington a better place: Newtown Works Draft Paper