Notes from the meeting – see below for the full minutes.
Research participants sought: Yiwen addressed the meeting, describing his PhD research looking at engagement of ethnic minorities in community planning processes.
Spatial Plan process and outcome : Councillors affirmed willingness to meet and discuss. Next steps in the consultations were outlined.
Climate change: Patrick Morgan led a brief discussion related to the steps we could take as individuals and as a community. Patrick will provide a written summary of the discussions.
Wellington Residents Coalition request: The coalition would like to work with the Newtown Residents’ Association in the areas of housing, water and rates. We have agreed to send a representative, and that there are divergent views on the desirability of water metering.
Laura Rosier history book: the first five chapters of the Laura Rosier history book on the built history of Newtown are now complete.
New Consultation: Council survey on design of the roading intersection The council is asking for feedback from the community about safety improvements in Newtown.
Don M. asked for the meeting to support a complaint to NZTA about an offensive number plate that he had spotted in Newtown, and offered the Newtown Library a copy of his photographic essay book.
Community composting: new community composting scheme.
Community Gardening: Carrara Park: more soil testing required, and volunteers sought.
Mental Health Awareness week free music festival: 12pm to early evening in Carrara Park on the 2nd of October