Wellington Spatial Plan 2020

The ORCA Submission on the Draft Spatial Plan

You can find a copy of our written submission here.

On the 26th November, LAwrence Collingbourne, President ORCA and a number of residents made oral presentations to Council asking them for a more realistic plan that preserves the character, value and amenity of our village by removing incorrect data on which it was based.

Public Meeting 2

Jo Stevens organised a second public meeting on Wednesday 30th September in the Khandallah Presbyterian Church Hall. This attracted more than 60 people, bringing the numbers attending public meetings on the spatial plan to around 250. Despite lack of proper notice, our community has shown how much we care. Please make a submission.

Public Meeting for Onslow Residents

The public meeting on the Draft Spatial Plan for our residents took place on 23rd September 2020 in the Cochrane Hall, Cashmere Ave School to help you our residents understand what the plan means for you, to empower you to make a response, and give you a say about what our Village becomes over the next 30 years. We want to build a brighter future. More than 186 people came.

Our Mayor, Andy Foster and our ward councillors Diane Calvert, Simon Woolf and Rebecca Matthews came. There were summaries, pictures, illustrations and submission forms to take away. The President of ORCA gave a residents presentation. The slides are here.

Wellington City Council proposes 6-storey apartments for Khandallah

Wellington City Council has published its draft Spatial Plan for consultation. This proposes 6-storey developments without car parks for Khandallah. Please see the document on the planning for growth website for the full detail:
Draft Spatial Plan

The Council has also published an assessment of the character of our suburb in the following document:
Evaluation of Wellington Outer Suburbs

The Council is required as part of the National Policy Statement for Urban Development 2020 to conduct a housing and business assessment. Currently they are relying on last year’s, published in this document, which gives background information on the plan:
Housing and Business Assessment

The ORCA Committee believes that the proposals and analysis contained in these documents to be inadequate to meet our community’s needs. We urge our residents to engage with us and the Council to express your views on this. As a community we opposed the medium density housing proposals of 2015/16 and we opposed the Bottle-O license application in unprecedented numbers. The impact of the draft Spatial Plan is much more significant.

Please send your response and vision for Khandallah to us at onslowcommunityassn@gmail.com.

6-storeys in Agra Crescent
(c) Lawrence Collingbourne 2020
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