What’s Important

The cover of the Johnsonville Community Strategy 2014-23

J’ville Community Strategy 2014-23

What’s important for Johnsonville, according to the people of Johnsonville in the our survey of almost 800 local people in 2014. the results of the survey were set out in the Johnsonville Community Strategy 2014-23.

Built Environment

  • New Library
  • Redeveloped or New Shopping Mall
  • New public green space in central Johnsonville
  • Safer pedestrian access and better traffic flow
  • Cinema


  • Underground of all utilities (incl. cabling & broadband)
  • Integrated Public Transport – to get to work easily, quickly and cheaper than driving.
  • Enhanced park-and-ride services – to maintain liveability and make it easier to like public transport
  • More responsive street maintenance services – prompt responses and appropriately directed
  • Better services for senior citizens & youth – an older persons services coordinator, and make sure there’s enough for our youngsters to do

Recreation and Culture

  • Improve recreational cycle-way – encourage recreational cycling and improve non-highway access south to the CBD
  • Recreation centre (indoor facility) – demand is growing for a large, multipurpose indoor space for recreation or cultural events
  • Defend and augment our playgrounds & green open spaces
  • Upgrade Alex Moore Park – to preserve its value to the community
  • Wheels park – skates, skateboards, and scooters are positive, challenging, creative and competitive and great for our young people to develop positively

Strategic Vision

  • A human heart for Johnsonville – within the are of the commercial centre we need public space – ie, that is not controlled by a corporate
  • Beautification – Local people want Johnsonville to look and feel nice
  • Preservation of history & heritage
  • Better motorway access – North Johnsonville – traffic congestion is caused by people from other suburbs travelling through Johnsonville
  • And LAST BUT NOT LEAST, WE NEED A COMMUNITY BOARD – because this is the most important suburban centre in the Wellington City area