Category Archives: Built Environment

Do you love the smell of diesel in the morning?

Most of our ‘Northern Suburbs” homes are zoned “outer residential”. Sounds innocuous, right? Wrong. Continue reading

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Kindergarten over Community Garden?

Wellington City Council proposes to move a kindergarten onto a hard-won and scarce public community garden in Johnsonville. Continue reading

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They’re taking away our Public Transport Hub

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 … 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 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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