Trading and event sites on Wellington Town Belt and reserves

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Trading and event activities can make our city more vibrant, diverse, and inspiring. Activities in our parks, reserves, and Town Belt can increase use and enjoyment of our open spaces, which can also bring health and wellbeing benefits.

Our goal is to manage trading and event activities on Wellington Town Belt and reserves so that the cultural, natural, recreation, and community values are protected and enhanced.

We consulted on the proposed Trading and Events in Public Places Policy from 7 July to 16 August 2021. The policy was adopted on 4 November 2021 and will take effect from July next

Trading and event activities can make our city more vibrant, diverse, and inspiring. Activities in our parks, reserves, and Town Belt can increase use and enjoyment of our open spaces, which can also bring health and wellbeing benefits.

Our goal is to manage trading and event activities on Wellington Town Belt and reserves so that the cultural, natural, recreation, and community values are protected and enhanced.

We consulted on the proposed Trading and Events in Public Places Policy from 7 July to 16 August 2021. The policy was adopted on 4 November 2021 and will take effect from July next year. Details of the policy consultation can be found here. Part of the consultation asked for feedback on proposed sites on Wellington Town Belt and reserves where some types of low-scale and low-impact trading and event activities could happen with Council officer approval.

We heard a wide range of views during this consultation. Many were supportive of the proposals and some submitters wanted more clarity and information.

As a result of these concerns we are carrying out this further consultation to:

  • clarify which activities could be carried out at each site
  • further explain our rationale for why we are making these proposals
  • include new proposed sites for activities
  • provide for mobile and transitory-type activities to take place across the reserve and Wellington Town Belt track network
  • identify the sites which are Sites and Areas of Significance to Māori (SASM) Significant Natural Areas (SNA), and historical.

Read through the supporting information, which can be found to the right of this page. Click on the "Share your views" tab below to have your say on the proposed Wellington Town Belt and reserve sites for trade and event activities. Your views are important to help us make sure activities increase use and enjoyment of our open spaces.

  • Before you start, read about the proposed changes and details in the consultation document (found to the right of this page).

    All submissions must be received by 5pm Friday 11 February 2022.

    You don't have to give feedback on every question and you can include supporting information. You can only submit once. 

    Why we're collecting this information

    As part of implementing our new Trading and Events in Public Places Policy (TEPPP), we’re considering allowing some types of low-impact trading and event activities to take place on proposed Wellington Town Belt and reserve sites with officer approval. The provisions of the Wellington Town Belt Act and the Reserves Act 1977 apply to this consultation. We would like to hear your views on this proposal – your feedback matters.

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    All submissions (including your name) are provided in their entirety to elected members and made available to the public at our office and on our website. 

    Personal information will also be used for the administration of the consultation process including informing you of the outcome of the consultation.

    All information collected will be held by Wellington City Council, 113 The Terrace, Wellington, with submitters having the right to access and correct personal information.

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Page last updated: 30 November 2021, 10:39