JCA is concerned at how the proposals in the WCC’s draft Spatial Plan stand to affect Johnsonville, particularly the disproportionate share of the increased Wellington population without supporting infrastructure. Today is the final day for submissions.
Come to Johnsonville Community Centre Main Hall to hear Ōhāriu’s incumbent and hopeful electoral candidates tell the community how they would represent our suburbs’ needs.
Candidates will address the room on their respective party platforms, then respond to public questions that will be drawn by ballot.
Confirmed attending are: Greg O’Connor (Labour), Brett Hudson (National), Tracey Martin (NZ First), Jessica Hammond (TOP), John Ranta (Green), Allan Cawood (One), Liam Walsh (NAP), and Philip Lynch (New Conservatives).
Doors open at 7 for a 7:30 start. The event will also be live streamed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/ke2bEERixcI. We apologise for any technical difficulties disrupting the stream.
Johnsonville Community Association has finally gotten Greater Wellington Regional Council to agree with JCA about the so-called “bus stops” on Johnsonville Road — especially the one outside our Post Office.
These have been designated and marked “bus stops” but, as everyone knows, they are not actually bus stops because no buses stop there for a scheduled service or a public purpose.
There is an urgent need to ensure the Northern suburbs continue to be a great place for families to raise good kids. Wellington City Council needs to stop its erosion of public recreational space in Johnsonville, beginning with 2 immediate recommended actions:
Replace Johnsonville’s only remaining dedicated Youth facility, the basketball half-court in Johnsonville, which Council demolished to make way for the new Library
Re-prioritise building of a new major Playground in Johnsonville West.