November 2016 - Submission on Wellington Play Spaces Policy
You can read our submission here.
AGM - 7:30-8:30 pm, Wed 9 November, at Northland Memorial Community Centre, Woburn Road
All members and supporters are invited to attend our AGM at Northland Memorial Community Centre, Woburn Road
Guest speaker: Diane Calvert, newly elected to the Wellington City Council.
Refreshments to follow.
We need a good attendance to ensure a quorum, and this is a great opportunity to catch up with goings on in and have input to our neighbourhood.
September 2016 - Wellington City Council Election Meetings in Karori and Northland
The Rotary Club of Karori and the Karori Association have jointly arranged a Wellington City Council Mayoral candidates public meeting at the Karori Baptist Church, Marsden Village, Karori, on Monday 5 September at 7pm.
CVRA and the Karori Association have arranged a public meeting for candidates standing in the Onslow-Western Ward for the Wellington City Council at the Northland Memorial Community Centre, Woburn Road on Tuesday 20 September at 7.30pm.
August 2016 - Garden Road - further no stopping zones
WCC has advised us they are considering adding one new no-stopping line (outside #42-46) and extending the existing no-stopping line (opposite #57) (both on the left hand side of Garden Road coming up). Read the notice here.
Thanks for everyone who gave us feedback. A copy of our submission is available here.
May 2016 - Residents Survey
We are conducting a survey of residents to gather information on issues that matter to you so that we can speak on your behalf. This information will also be useful for our “meet the candidates” public meeting – scheduled for September. You don’t have to be a member of the Association to respond; all responses will be kept private. We would like to know:
1. What do you like about our neighbourhood?
2. What do you dislike about our neighbourhood?
3. Is there anything that you think should be built in this area?
4. Are there services that you think should be provided in this area?
5. What else would you like to see happen in this area in the next 10 years?
6. What would you like the Association to advocate for on your behalf?
7. Is there a unique character or symbol that you think represents Northland?
Please send responses by 3 June 2016 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
OR place hard copy responses in the drop boxes at Creswick Foodmarket and Northland Memorial Community Centre, or hand to the office at Northland School or Cardinal McKeefry School.
Submission on WCC 2016/17 Annual Plan
You can read our submission on the annual plan here.
Ian Galloway Park
The dog exercise area is complete and being well used. CVRA and the BMX club will be meeting WCC to discuss the provision of toilet facilities in the area. The landscape plan originally proposed by the Council is here. A local user has set up a Facebook page for users of the area - search for Ian Galloway Park Dog Exercise Area.
WCC acknowledge that drainage will be a challenge this winter. If funding is available after the fencing has been completed, they are hoping to try some grass mounds to try to alleviate some of the hollows and wet spots.
Finishing work on the BMX track is ongoing, and a successful opening event was held on Sunday 28 February. See their website for more details: CapitalBMX.
Reduced speed limit in Northland village
WCC advise that work on the 30 km/hr signs for Northland Village is underway.
Thanks to those members who gave us feedback for our submission on the proposal to reduce speed limits in Northland village. CVRA presented its oral submission on Thursday 29 October. You can read our submission here.
The Dominion Post, in an article reported that it is also likely that consideration may be given to a suburb-wide speed reduction but this would be subject to separate consultation.
Creswick Park restoration
Many thanks to all who came to our August working bees, the newly planted area is looking great. We'll post working bee dates on our Facebook page and on this website.
Status of Curtis Street Site
The Environment Court released its final decision on the Curtis Street appeals on 7 December 2015.
The Court directed the Council to tighten conditions in the District Plan Change 77, particularly in relation to site access and subdivision, and restored a concept plan which requires coordinated planning for any development to ensure that it is in keeping with the surrounding residential area and environment. The use of a Residential Design Guide to ensure compatibility of future development with local surroundings is also a welcome improvement for residents.
The earthworks consent proposed for the site now involves almost a quarter less fill volume than originally proposed, and controls to limit the impact of the earthworks on the nearby childcare centre and local community.
The Environment Court hearing was a successful conclusion to a long and demanding process. Special thanks go to Wayne Newman, Paul Barker, Karen Shaw, Sarah Holden and Peter Thompson in particular for the long hours that they committed to this and the previous appeals. Also thanks to supporters Sheena Bennett, Rod Bryant, Fiona Knight, Peter Henderson and John Boshier.
The full decision, and a chronology of events leading to it, are contained in the Curtis St Rezoning tab of this website.
We have no information on when earthworks may start.
Creswick Valley Residents' Association AGM
Our 2015 AGM was held on a bitterly cold night in September. Wayne Newman is our Executive Officer with Leoni Hawkins and Jenny Boshier returned as committee members, joined by Sara Clarke. Paul Barker and Lim Leong will ensure a smooth transition in roles. Grateful thanks to outgoing office holders Sarah Holden and Paul Barker who have contributed significant hours for the Association.
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