Wiggle for Wellbeing Newtown

Parade Upgrade Update

A brief update from Brad regarding The Parade upgrade (road aspect):

Resurfacing has been completed for The Parade south of the town centre (between Reef Street and approximately 110m south of Medway Street).
This work was carried out and completed on the week of 18 April 2022.
Installation of the safety improvements on The Parade, south of the town centre, started on 19 April 2022 and we aim to be completed by 27 May 2022.
Installation of the safety improvements for The Parade north of the town centre  (between Dee Street and Avon Street) is scheduled to begin on 30 May 2022, and to be completed by 1 July 2022.

Council Officers have been getting in touch and coordinating with various businesses, residents, and organisations along The Parade to work through their specific transport and parking needs, identifying how the Council can best cater to their requirements.

A number of these requests are currently being developed with the community and where applicable, these improvements will be made accordingly.

My team and I met with some of the businesses and organisations on 30th March to discuss some of their concerns and to work through these to come up with some options

We are arranging to be back on the Parade later this week (Thursday I think) to present some of the options we have developed, to give an update to others where we are still working through options and to try and speak to those we haven’t yet had a chance to talk to.

Brad Singh

May 2nd Meeting Agenda

Town Center Upgrades

Kia ora Island Bay Residents Association,

We really enjoyed speaking to so many members of the Island Bay community last Saturday in regards to the Island Bay Town Centre Upgrades. We are excited to get this project underway and begin those conversations further with the working group, who we are in contact with.

The working group has representatives from Island Bay businesses, Island Bay Residents Association, Tapu Te Ranga Marae, and general community groups. We’ve encouraged each member to think about the breadth of the community’s interests, desires, and aspirations.

The Council and the working group will take the community’s comments and feedback from the drop-in session on 9 April and continue to co-design and develop the priorities and vision for Island Bay town centre into a concept plan to create a safe, accessible, and identifiable space.

For your information, we will be hosting the first working group meeting with the confirmed members on Wednesday 27 April 2022. Please note we have moved the date from 20 April due to long weekends and school holidays.

When: Wednesday 27 April 2022
Where: Island Bay Community Centre
Time: 6pm – 8pm

We have put in some tentative dates for future sessions which will be confirmed closer to the time.

Session 2: Monday 9 May 2022
Tentative Session 3: Monday 23 May 2022

Ngā mihi

Island Bay Town Centre Upgrades

Committee Meeting Minutes Monday 4th April

Monday 14th March

Wellington City Council Drop-in Session

It was great to see so many people actively engaging and interacting with our community, at the Wellington City Council drop in this morning. Thank you to everyone that came.

Parade update

As you will have seen the work is progressing along the parade, contractors are now beginning to install the street changes that the Council approved in March.

Check out here for full details on what is happening: https://www.transportprojects.org.nz/current/the-parade/

As advised by the council:

The south end (Reef Street to start of the 30km/hr zone) will be done first, then the north end, then the Village.

The first step is the resealing of the centre of the road (the cycle lane does not need resealing). The new centre line and yellow no parking markings that are starting to go in on this newly sealed road surface reflect the changes that Councillors have agreed on to make the area safer. After Easter, the contractors will begin to make the other safety changes, which include the installation of concrete buffers. These buffers will provide greater protection for people riding, and where there is space, something to park next to and unload on to.  

While the works are ongoing, the road can certainly appear disjointed and confusing to some road users. Over the coming weeks, as the contractors continue to remove old road markings, install new road markings and infrastructure, the road will look much more cohesive than it currently is, and more pleasant to use.

The changes will take time, and time to get used to, but people should park with care. Like elsewhere in the city, it’s not okay to park on bike lanes or in places where there are yellow lines. 

The draft parking management plan is out, feedback on that relates to time restrictions/mobility parks, parking time restrictions on side streets etc, not to the loss of carparks deemed necessary by WCC to improve the safety of the cycle way and access to properties on the parade. 

If you want to look at some interactive before and after images of the parking changes they can be viewed at the bottom of this  webpage: https://www.transportprojects.org.nz/current/the-parade/changes-to-car-parking/

There is a working group being established to look at the parade upgrade – this is the upgrade to the area between the roadside kerb and the front of shops: trees/benches/painting etc.  It is not looking at any aspect of the road, cycleway or numbers of car parks.

There is a community drop in on Saturday at the community centre (10am-12, 2-4, 6-7.30pm) where the plans will be laid out and you can ask questions on the detail and provide comments/suggestions on the upgrade to the pavement space that is being worked on.   



WCC Community Drop-in

Kia ora Island Bay Residents Association,

As you will be aware, Wellington City Council will be having a community drop-in session on April 9th to gather ideas and visions to foster the design for the town centre upgrades.

 We value your insight and leadership moving forward with the upgrades, and would like to work with a core group that best captures the community’s interests.

Attached you will find our communications seeking representatives for the working group, which will help prioritise and develop the goals and aspirations of the community.

Once the group is confirmed, the first meeting will be Wednesday the 20th April at the Island Bay Community Centre to set a Terms of Reference, review the Drop-In session material, and establish objectives.

 Any questions or concerns, please do reach out at this email.

We are looking forward to hearing back with your interest.


Ngā mihi


Wellington City Council Parking Plan For Island Bay

The draft parking plan has been released. Should you have any feedback or queries please contact the city council directly via email: ibparade@wcc.govt.nz

Committee Meeting St Hilda’s Church Agenda

Monday 4 April
7:00 – 9:00 pm
(In committee 7:00 – 8:00 pm)
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Meeting ID: 830 8465 9614

  1. Welcome and apologies
  2. Minutes and action points from previous meeting/AGM*
  3. Confirm Officeholders and roles*
  4. Meeting format and dates for the year
  5. Document Storage and Archive
  6. Slack/WhatsApp
  7. Committee code of conduct*
  8. Website
    a. Request from Zealandia*
    b. FB posts etc
  9. Membership process
  10. Accounts, funding, and fundraising*
  11. Brad Singh Introduction (Kaiwhakahaere – Ngā Waka me te Hanga (Manager
    Transport & Infrastructure)), WCC
  12. Community survey (Time permitting)*
  13. Any other business (floor open)
    a. TQC letter
    b. Drop-in session 9th April
  14. Date and time of next meeting
    *Paper attached
    ** Please note we will do our best to run the meeting via zoom so you can attend from home. As this will be our first meeting doing this,
    apologies in advance if we have any technical issues with connectivity/sound.

Community attendance at the meeting

  1. Please wear a face mask.
  2. Please respect that you are attending this meeting as a guest rather than a
    committee member. However, if you have something to contribute to the discussion, please signal to the Chair.
  3. You are welcome to raise issues during ‘any other business.’
  4. Please be respectful towards others.
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