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Update on JCA discussions with councils about bus stops in Johnsonville

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 … Continue reading

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JCA on Council’s Planning For Growth project

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 … Continue reading

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JCA on Wellington City Council’s Traffic Resolutions – Parking and fee changes

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 … Continue reading

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Urgent need for youth recreational facilities in Johnsonville

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 … Continue reading

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JCA to Mall owners: Develop or sell

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 … Continue reading

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NZ Post plan to replace Post Shop with franchise

MEDIA STATEMENT 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.

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Get ready to deal with an emergency

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 … Continue reading

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Surprise guest for JCA June meeting

A surprise guest will be in attendance at JCA’s June meeting, and everyone from Johnsonville, Raroa, and bordering areas is invited to meet them. JCA is sworn to secrecy about the guest; all we can say is our guest is … Continue reading

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What to do with your Newlands bus card

Wondering what to do with your Newlands bus card when it becomes almost useless on 15 July? JCA has some answers. Continue reading

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