Carrara Park play area upgrade - second consultation

We are upgrading the play area at Carrara Park in 2020, and we would like your input.

Status Open
Start date 29 November 2019
Closing date 5.00p.m., 14 December 2019
The current Carrara park playground.

What’s happened so far

From 16 July to 5 August 2019 we undertook a consultation on an initial discussion plan. We received 103 submissions from individuals and organisations, including the Newtown Residents Association (NRA).

We have now considered all of the feedback, and have used this to develop a concept design for Carrara Park in partnership with the NRA.

Next steps – have your say on the concept design

We are now inviting feedback on the concept design. 

Concept design – second consultation (827KB PDF)

The design focuses on:

  • Leaving the long open grassy area (north end) open and free of play equipment.
  • Updating play equipment to provide a range of play value and minimise the effects on the Norfolk Island Pine roots. This includes a flying fox, tall slide, climbing and balancing apparatus. 
    Guide to the updated play equipment (2.4MB PDF)
    Artist's impression of the updated play equipment
  • Adding a separate and fenced play area for toddlers and younger children.
  • Creating of a new picnic and barbecue area where families can gather. The barbecue will be provided by PLS Consulting Limited, the developer of the new housing on Regent Street.

The installation of public toilets and redevelopment of the existing asphalt area is outside the scope of this project. The feedback received on these will be kept for use with any potential development of these items in future projects.

Please email your feedback and comments to by 5pm Friday 14 December 2019 or write to us at:

Freepost WCC (195)
Carrara Park play area upgrade
c/o Parks, Sports and Recreation
Wellington City Council
PO Box 2199

Project timing

Key milestones:

  • 19 July 2019: Initial engagement – feedback survey opened: Complete
  • 28 July 2019: Community drop-in session: Complete
  • 12 August 2019: Initial engagement – feedback survey closed: Complete
  • September/October 2019: Concept design development: Complete
  • 29 November 2019: Concept design presented to the public: Complete
  • 14 December 2019: Feedback on concept design closes
  • January 2019: Final concept design to be presented to the public
  • April/May 2020: Construction to begin

Need help?

Sam Malaulau, Play Spaces Specialist
Parks, Sports and Recreation