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Application for new Johnsonville-Newlands Community Board

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 … Continue reading

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Trees native to Johnsonville

A List! If you have ever wondered what species were here before our version of Jebidiah Springfield obliterated them all in the late 1840s, here it is! Not an exhaustive list, but for 99.99% of us, as close as you … Continue reading

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Alex Moore Park all-weather pitch nice BUT what about the parking and roads?

Plans for the New Alex Moore Park all-weather pitch are being marred by WCC under-investment in roads and car parks. Alex Moore Park is receiving a new all-weather playing field. This pitch will be operational before this winter. Great news! … Continue reading

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JCA submission on WCC Long Term Plan

WCC plans and Policies are the major vehicle whereby citizens can comment on and influence WCC Policies. JCA takes a “whole of suburb” view on how these plans and policies affects Johnsonville, and we submit on behalf of the people … Continue reading

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JCA Ten-Year Strategy

Thanks to those who took the time to attend the November 2014 launch of the Johnsonville & Raroa community 10 year strategy or to speak to us in the mall – and a big thanks to those who have indicated … Continue reading

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JCA submission on WCC Urban Growth Plan

WCC released its Urban Growth Plan for consultation in September 2014. After the shambolic mess that was WCCs District Plan Change 72, where WCC earmarked areas for “intensification” in outer suburbs that were massively at odds with what residents wanted, … Continue reading

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When is the Mall to be redeveloped?

Its a long story – full of much intrigue, greed and politics. But the bottom line is, ‘probably not for many years’, – due mainly to WCC policies that effectively prohibit it. The Johnsonville mall redevelopment is an issue tied … Continue reading

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