1) Bus stops that aren’t actually bus stops
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.
Stand by for 50,000 to 80,000 more Wellingtonians in the next 30 years — with at least 22,000 of this new population moving in to North Wellington — including Johnsonville.
North Wellington’s projected population is the greatest of any area apart from the central city.
Wellington City Council‘s Planning For Growth project is about what needs to happen to accommodate all these extra people … so bear with us, this is quite a long post.
Johnsonville Community Association has made a submission on Wellington City Council’s Annual Plan, focusing on car parking. JCA says to WCC:
- Don’t increase charges for public carpark spaces
- Require property developers to provide sufficient private parking for all units
- Return falsely-labelled “bus stops” to community use.
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.
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Today’s DomPost provides an update on the Johnsonville Mall situation.
The Big News is … there is no update. Mall owner Stride Properties says it may or may not provide news about it’s plans for the Johnsonville central business district in the middle of 2019.
JCA is calling on every local business owner to stand with the rest of the business community and with local residents, and refuse to do a franchise deal with NZ Post.
Local lives can be saved and living made easier in the event of a civil defence emergency if local residents make ready now to use their skills and initiative.
That’s the key message JCA is hearing from Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office (WREMO, previously known as Civil Defence).
The first thing to do following an emergency event is to check that your family and neighbours are okay: look after them first.
After that, we will all need to muck in rather than wait for official authorities to respond.