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CLICK HERE for link to plan showing possible ideas.

Send us comments via email - or leave comments on our Facebook page, by 16 March.

March 5 2018 - Improving Northland - Community Workshop was held at Creswick Garage

To help kick-start the conversation, local architect James Fenton has developed some suggestions that you can see here.

February 2018 - Improving Northland - Community Workshop

When was the last time Northland received a face lift? Our wonderful suburb is at risk of being ignored while others grab the Council's attention – Northland is long overdue for some significant investment!

Working together with Northland Memorial Community Centre (NMCC), we are currently developing a proposal to update and improve the Northland area, and improve the links between the village, Community Centre and school.

We need your ideas, input and support to demonstrate to WCC that we are a strong and cohesive voice. Examples of improvements could include:
Modernised and improved public space(s)
Improvements to the Community Centre
Better flow and visual connection throughout our suburb
Changes to improve traffic flows and safety
Better rubbish and recycling options
Improved lighting and planting
Art or sculpture
New paving
Our proposal will be submitted to WCC with the aim of it being incorporated into their long-term plan - which is being developed this year. Any improvements will need to be consulted on and budgeted for, so they are likely to be staged over a number of years. But if we don't ask – then nothing will happen. It is time to put our hands up!

How Can You Get Involved?
Bring your ideas to our community workshop – MONDAY 5 MARCH at Creswick Garage - drop in anytime between 5:30-7:30pm
Email us or post your feedback on NMCC or CVRA facebook pages
Volunteer your time to help put the proposal together

September 2017 - WCC proposals for Garden Road

February 2018: Following our submission to the Council on their proposed changes to no-stopping lines on Garden Road new no stopping lines (dotted yellow lines) appeared on Garden Road, opposite the O-K Road intersection, and on the corner uphill of that intersection. However, the Council didn’t implement all of the consultant’s recommendations or take account of our suggestions for further improvements in this area – so I suspect this will not be the last of this discussio

13 October: You can read our submission here

After CVRA and other residents raised concerns about car parking on Garden Road, WCC met with us and has now issued a proposal to extend no stopping lines on Garden Road. You can see the proposals here for Garden Road and Harbour View Road.

May 2017 - Subs for 2016/2017 year are now due
Please pay $10 per household to CVRA 15-3971-0035373-00 (put your surname in the reference field).

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
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.