INFORMING, SUPPORTING AND ENCOURAGING A SENSE OF COMMUNITY IN THORNDON
The Thorndon Residents Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 20 May at 7pm. in the Thorndon School Hall, Turnbull St. The Guest speaker will be Liam Hodgetts, Chief Planning Officer, Wellington City Council.
The Association looks forward to welcoming you to its AGM. Come to hear from Liam about the Council’s planning proposals and processes and the implication these may have for Thorndon.
Wellington’s Draft Spatial Plan
The Draft Spatial Plan proposes some blunt and contentious proposals for Thorndonites. Particularly for parts of the suburb located nearest the central city. It rezones these areas; adds them to ‘Central city’ and proposes a new intensification policy.
The Association made a submission on the Wellington City Council’s draft spatial plan.
One issue is that this area of residential Thorndon contains charming houses with celebrated examples, forming cohesive streetscapes, character, and heritage.
In summary, here is what is proposed:
The full Fact Sheet is online here:
The WCC website invites feedback using an online submission form.
Note that the online form doesn’t allow a preview and has to be completed in one session.
However, they provide the option of a PDF submission form. This can be printed, completed, and mailed Freepost.
These formats are not mandatory; submissions in any form are valid.
Whatever works for you; do something that adds your voice to the future of your suburb, your city.
Keep Wellington’s Character is a heritage based campaign that opposes sweeping building deregulation and the removal of protections in Wellington’s historic ‘character’ suburbs.
The Wellington City Council is paving the way for demolition in heritage suburbs with the largest building deregulation in decades.
LEARN MORE : www.keepwellingtonscharacter.com/about
Keep Wellington’s Character campaign video in which urban historian Ben Schrader and concerned Wellingtonian Sue Elliot share their view about the proposal on the future of Wellington city and for its residents.
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Working for our community
The Thorndon Residents Association (TRA) is an incorporated society established to communicate residents’ collective views to local authorities and other community bodies.
We’re motivated and proud to support the Thorndon community. Our aim is to help improve amenities and facilities for the residents in the Thorndon area. TRA is a registered charity (CC40743) and all donations are gratefully received – ANZ Account 01 0505 0380782 00 (please use your surname and address as the reference).