Some community projects

Alongside our big multi-year projects we have several projects designed to create more vibrant, safe, resilient and modern communities across the city.

A selection of these are below and more can be viewed in the Work Programme document.

Ngaio Gorge Slope Stabilisation

Major landslides occurred at two locations on Kaiwharawhara and Ngaio Gorge roads in July and September 2017. The stabilisation construction works were expected to commence in late March 2020, this will be rescheduled once the Covid-19 situation eases. Construction is expected to take 24 months.

Upgrade of Community Facilities

We are upgrading the Aro Valley, Newtown and Strathmore community centres. There is $4.60m was budgeted over three years for these upgrades. For all three centre upgrades we have focused on ensuring the spaces are fit for purpose, flexible and accessible.

Alex Moore Park Sport and Community Hub

Construction will continue on the new hub. This $4.2m project is a partnership between Alex Moore Parks Sport & Community Inc (AMPSCI) and the Council. The community will be contributing $2m of the $4.2m budget. The new facility is planned to be open and operational in December 2020. This may be impacted by Covid-19.

Newlands Community Park development

Construction for a new community park began in 2019/20 and will be completed this year. The park will have a new community playground, public toilets, a picnic area and an asphalt perimeter track. There will be new plantings including a wetland.

Wadestown Route Resilience Enhancement

The Wadestown route has been identified as a key alternative route for emergency response to the Wellington Urban Motorway between Thorndon and Johnsonville. There are two retaining walls below Grant Road and two other walls below Grosvenor Terrace which were identified for strengthening. Construction began in January and is scheduled to be completed later this year.

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