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WCC are excited to inform you that work will begin on the painting of a mural on the Island Bay wharepaku located on the corner of The Parade and Medway Street. This mural is part of the Island Bay village upgrades.
Experienced muralist, Gina Kiel has been commissioned for this piece. Gina will be on site from mid-May, and painting is expected to take around two weeks (weather dependent). Access to the wharepaku will remain open at most times, with signage provided when closed. There will be no traffic management onsite during painting.
Gina’s signature style is strong and feminine. Her work explores the human experience through spirituality and pop culture and is expressed with flowing lines and psychedelic compositions that draw on bold and surprising colour palettes.
Gina has painted many murals across Aotearoa and internationally. She has made work for street art festivals, completed many public and private commissions, exhibited in galleries and is part of the dynamic Dream Girls Collective, alongside Xoe Hall and Miriama Grace-Smith, who have most recently developed a large-scale installation at the Tauranga Art Gallery.
We are so excited to see this mural come to life and have Gina bring her splash of colour to this public space.
Wellington City Council will create its 2024-2034 Long-term Plan (LTP) over the next year, with extensive public input throughout the process.
The first phase includes a short online survey asking Wellingtonians to identify top priorities.
The survey asks Wellingtonians to rank priorities in five categories – Wellington’s natural environment, economy, urban form, culture, and community – and add anything they think is missing. It takes just a few minutes to complete, with feedback used to inform the strategic direction for the plan.
The Council revises its 10-year Long-term Plan every three years. The upcoming 2024-34 plan will set the direction for the decade, outlining what the Council will be investing in, how much it may cost and how this will be funded.
This survey marks the first phase of an extensive period of public engagement between now and June 2024, when the Long-term Plan 2024-34 will be adopted by the Council.
This will include:
April-May 2023: Engagement on key priorities for the plan, including an online survey and series of in-person workshops open to the public. Mid-2023: Consultation on the review of rating policies, which will look at how the overall rates bill is divided up – that is, the proportion each property owner pays.
Mid-2023: Levels of service workshops, where groups of Wellingtonians can provide feedback regarding community expectations about the levels of Council services provided given associated costs.
Late 2023/ early 2024: Participatory budgeting, where residents are provided with budgetary information and options, and can have a direct say in how their rates are used to address the needs and priorities of their communities.
Early 2024: Formal consultation, where people can provide final submissions on the draft Long-term Plan.
Wellington City Council approved its draft budget for 2023/24 on 28 February, which includes a proposed 12.3% rates rise. This works out to an average of $8 per household per week and would apply from 1 July 2023.
The budget prioritises continued investment in essential infrastructure, resilience and climate action – areas Wellingtonians said were most important in the city’s 10-year plan – and ensuring the city is ready for forecast growth of 50-80,000 new residents by 2050.
The public can provide their perspectives on the draft annual plan between 27 March and 30 April, either by visiting the engagement platform or filling out a hard copy at the libraries, Service Centre and community centres. It will then be debated and adopted by the Council in June.