Te Ngākau Civic Precinct - framework

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Photo of a public event in the centre of Te Ngākau Civic Precinct looking towards the waterfront

Te Ngākau Civic Precinct is Wellington’s unique civic place: an anchor point connecting the central city and the waterfront. It's also where people can connect, learn, relax, join events, and be inspired.

We'd like your views on a vision and objectives to see the Precinct grow into a welcoming, resilient, vibrant space which Wellingtonians identify with and love. They will guide future developments in Te Ngākau, such as the upcoming strengthening of Te Matapihi ki te Ao Nui (the Central Library) and the decisions for the Municipal Office and Civic Administration Buildings.

The vision was created in discussion with Mana Whenua and stakeholders to identify key improvements needed and the principles to shape it into a thriving, connected public space, where everyone is welcome to experience art, culture, events and democracy.

Tō mātou wawata – tā mātou e kite ai / Our Vision – what we will see
Te Ngākau is the beating heart of our capital city: A thriving neighbourhood where creativity, culture, democracy discovery and arts experiences collide on the edge of Te Whānganui-a-Tara.

Our objectives - Te Ngākau is...

  • a place that welcomes and expresses our diverse culture and integrates Mana Whenua values into design and delivery processes
  • a place that respects and incorporates experiences of architecture, design and heritage balanced with ensuring its functional role for the city
  • a place that is vibrant, welcoming and supports a range of uses to locate alongside its core civic role
  • a place that integrates with the city and the waterfront
  • safe, inclusive, comfortable and green
  • a place that is resilient, sustainable, and enduring
  • easily and safely accessible and integrated with the wider transport network.

How to share your views
You can read the full Framework using the links on the right hand side of the web page.

If you have any questions, pop it into the "Ask a question" section below and we'll reply to you within two working days.

Then share your views by either completing:

  • an online submission below, or
  • download a submission form from the right hand hand of this webpage and:
    • email it to communications@wcc.govt.nz
    • post it to us as the submission form is Freepost to Freepost 2199 Te Ngākau Civic Precinct, PO Box 2199, Wellington 6140.

You are also welcome to make an oral submission which is planned to be held in July 2021.

This consultation is open from Wednesday 19 May until 5pm, Wednesday 16 June 2021.


Te Ngākau Civic Precinct is Wellington’s unique civic place: an anchor point connecting the central city and the waterfront. It's also where people can connect, learn, relax, join events, and be inspired.

We'd like your views on a vision and objectives to see the Precinct grow into a welcoming, resilient, vibrant space which Wellingtonians identify with and love. They will guide future developments in Te Ngākau, such as the upcoming strengthening of Te Matapihi ki te Ao Nui (the Central Library) and the decisions for the Municipal Office and Civic Administration Buildings.

The vision was created in discussion with Mana Whenua and stakeholders to identify key improvements needed and the principles to shape it into a thriving, connected public space, where everyone is welcome to experience art, culture, events and democracy.

Tō mātou wawata – tā mātou e kite ai / Our Vision – what we will see
Te Ngākau is the beating heart of our capital city: A thriving neighbourhood where creativity, culture, democracy discovery and arts experiences collide on the edge of Te Whānganui-a-Tara.

Our objectives - Te Ngākau is...

  • a place that welcomes and expresses our diverse culture and integrates Mana Whenua values into design and delivery processes
  • a place that respects and incorporates experiences of architecture, design and heritage balanced with ensuring its functional role for the city
  • a place that is vibrant, welcoming and supports a range of uses to locate alongside its core civic role
  • a place that integrates with the city and the waterfront
  • safe, inclusive, comfortable and green
  • a place that is resilient, sustainable, and enduring
  • easily and safely accessible and integrated with the wider transport network.

How to share your views
You can read the full Framework using the links on the right hand side of the web page.

If you have any questions, pop it into the "Ask a question" section below and we'll reply to you within two working days.

Then share your views by either completing:

  • an online submission below, or
  • download a submission form from the right hand hand of this webpage and:
    • email it to communications@wcc.govt.nz
    • post it to us as the submission form is Freepost to Freepost 2199 Te Ngākau Civic Precinct, PO Box 2199, Wellington 6140.

You are also welcome to make an oral submission which is planned to be held in July 2021.

This consultation is open from Wednesday 19 May until 5pm, Wednesday 16 June 2021.