The Newtown Residents’ Association Meeting was held on Monday 17 June 2019
Jared Corston, WCC Liaison – Kia Ora Newtownprovided an update on recent and upcoming activities, including the following:
- Carrara Park Upgrade, and planned public engagement.
- Concerns about the state of the Riddiford Street footpath, and also about the street cleaning contract.
- The Keep New Zealand Beautiful Mural is being painted in the pop-up shop by Izzie Joy, to go on the fence of the construction site on Constable St. There will be a formal launch.
- Opportunities for multi-faith fora as have been done elsewhere.
- City Housing forms will be able to be left at Kia Ora Newtown soon.
- Toilet block on Constable Street will be upgraded soon, including the surrounding area.
Marg Jenner – GM Wakefield Hospital, with Jeff Arthur, Manager, Property & Projects
- Major redevelopment of Wakefield Hospital is happening, mainly to replace the earthquake-prone building.
- Hawkins Construction have got the contract for this work, which will start in a few weeks.
- Parking has been identified by them as a significant issue. Staff will park offsite, during construction, patients, doctors, contractors etc, will have space onsite.
- There is a strong sense of history, which is being carefully recorded, and will be made public in the end
- Build will be six days a week. Saturday finishes earlier.
- Wakefield Hospital’s update page: https://www.wakefield.co.nz/development
Lets Get Wellington Moving
Willy Trolove, Engagement Lead from NZTAhttps://getwellymoving.co.nz/
Luke Troy, Greater Wellington Strategy
“Last month the Transport Minister Phil Twyford, with support from Mayor Justin Lester and Greater Wellington Regional Council Chair Chris Laidlaw, announced the $6.4 billion Indicative Package for Let’s Get Wellington Moving, a 20-year plan for Wellington’s transport future. Luke Troy, General Manager Strategy for GWRC and LGWM team member, will explain the Indicative Package and next steps for LGWM.”
- This is the start of a very big, long-term, programme. It needs community and political support.
- Luke worked through a Powerpoint presentation.
- Currently the planning is very high-level, not yet at street level.
- City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, and NZTA working together.
- Funding is about $3.7 billion over 20-years – 60/40 split Central / Local Government + users.
- There are other projects outside Wellington that add a few more billions.
- Lots of detailed questions will be resolved over the next 12 – 18 months.
- SH1 Projects (eg 2nd Terrace Tunnel and trenching Koru Drive) have been delayed