JCA is again hosting a Meet the Candidates meeting for the Ohariu Electorate candidates seeking your votes in the 2017 general election.
This is your chance to meet the candidates in person, kanohi ki te kanohi, to test their mettle yourself, to hear :
- Why they want the job
- What they want to achieve for local people over the next 3 years
- How they plan to stay grounded in the electorate and connected with local people
Wellington City Council proposes to move a kindergarten onto a hard-won and scarce public community garden in Johnsonville.
Wanaka Street gardens is a public park created by the sheer determination of a past Johnsonville residents group. 25 years ago. The City Council wanted to sell the land to developers, but residents protested and eventually won – the tiny park became central Johnsonville’s only community garden space.
Last month, Wellington City Council approved the consent for redevelopment of Johnsonville Mall.
JCA applauds the potential improvement in retail facilities, as local people have been crying out for this for decades.
However, with the honey, the Council is also making us eat scraps.
They’re taking our integrated, off-street public transport hub away from us.
New Matangi Trains
Some laud Johnsonville for its Public transport options and services, but there are several threats to Public Transport services that most residents are unaware of.
A recent story in the Dominion Post asks whether Johnsonville’s young people are being adequately served by WCC? JCA says no:
“For the City Council, ignoring the needs of Johnsonville youth is easy as 1-2-3.”
Johnsonville has the highest population of young people of any suburb in Wellington, yet it’s services and infrastructure for Youth are in the process of being systematically demolished.
The City Council has plunged its collective head in the sand over the needs of local youth.
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Map Totara Park proposed trackroute
On 4 March, Penny Salmond & Graeme Sawyer from JCA accompanied Anita Benbrook, WCCs Restoration Technical Advisor and native Forrest expert, on a wander through the Totara Park, roughly on the same route as the proposed new walking track through the park will follow (see accompanying image of map with walkway route). Anita surveyed the native plant species present, and while there were a few pleasant surprises in terms of species diversity, it came as no shock to anyone that none of the “original” canopy species native to the area were present at all, as seed stock for Tawa, Hinay, Rimu, Rata and Totara are just to distant for “natural” dispersal to reach the area.
Press Release – Date: 5/11/2015
Community groups call on residents of Paparangi, Woodridge Newlands, and Johnsonville to “Sign Your Support” to establish a new Community Board.
Two Northern Wellington Residents groups (JCA and NPPA) today announced the launch of a campaign to attract 2000 signatures in support of an application to formally establish a new Johnsonville-Newlands Community Board.