Carrara Park play area upgrade

Status Closed
Start date 16 July 2019
Closed date 5 August 2019
Number of submissions 103

What happened to this consultation?

We recently asked for your thoughts and suggestions on the proposed upgrade at Carrara Park in Newtown. 

Feedback was gathered through an online survey (open from Tuesday 16 July to Monday 5 August), and at a community drop-in session at Newtown Market (St Anne’s Hall) on Saturday 27 July.

The council is now working through the feedback in partnership with Newtown Residents’ Association. From this, we will develop a concept design, which will be presented to the public in October.

Proposed changes

The upgrade will focus on relocating the play area and upgrading the play equipment. 

We need to move the play area away from the existing location because the equipment is being damaged by the roots of the Norfolk Island pine tree. 

We’ll also be installing new play equipment which meets current regulations and uses sustainable materials.  

As part of the upgrade, we’ll look at creating a new picnic/barbecue area. 

The installation of public toilets and redevelopment of the asphalt area aren't being considered as part of this upgrade.

Proposal document

Map (195KB PDF)

Next steps

Phase one: Collaborating with the community – complete

Phase two: Concept design

  • October 2019: Concept design presented to the public (based on community feedback received during phase one) – further feedback open for two weeks.
  • Early November 2019: Feedback closes 

Phase three: Construction

  • February/March 2020: Construction begins

More information

Sam Malaulau, Play Spaces Specialist
Parks, Sports and Recreation
Email: Playground.Upgrades@wcc.govt.nz