We’re considering granting two leases on Wellington Town Belt land and one lease on Reserve land for existing tenants as detailed below:
Applicant: Workingmen’s Bowling Club (existing tenant)
Description: The Club provides two bowling greens and a club room for use by members. The Club also provides coaching and aim to be the most accessible and inclusive bowls club in the Wellington community.
Location: 177-183 Owen St, Newtown – part of the Wellington Town Belt
Legal Description: Part of Lot 1 DP 8914, as contained in the Record of Title WN46D/912
Lease Type: Ground lease
Leased Area: 4200m²
Permitted Use: Bowling and clubrooms
Lease Fee: $2,398.90 per annum + GST
Term: three years with one renewal term of two years
Link: City Strategy Committee Meeting, Thursday 7th March 2019, 9.30 a.m.
Applicant: Wellington Rugby Football Union Incorporated (existing tenant)
Description: WRFU fosters and develops community and representative rugby union in the Wellington region for both men and women at all levels and ages.
Location: Rugby League Park, Newtown – part of the Wellington Town Belt
Legal Description: Part Lot 1 Deposited Plan 10397, as contained in the Record of Title 742980
Lease Type: Lease for premises and ground
Leased Area: 340m² for lease of premises and 606m2 for lease of land
Permitted Use: Rugby clubrooms and gymnasium; and office accommodation for coaches, physios, managers and administration.
Lease Fee: $967 per annum + GST
Maintenance Fee: $6,030.30 per annum + GST
Term: Ten years with one renewal term of ten years
Link: City Strategy Committee meeting agenda 18 April 2019
Applicant: Central Allbreeds Dog Training School (existing tenant, new lease site)
Description: CADTS is a club for all dogs and their owners. CADTS promotes training with positive reinforcement techniques and helping to assist dog owners meet their obligation under the Dog Control Act 1996.
Location: Site 0868, 141 Elizabeth Street, Mount Victoria – part of the Wellington Town Belt
Legal Description: Part of DP 33290 and part of sec 1 SO 476360 contained in part of 742966
Lease Type: Ground Lease
Leased Area: 1,437m2
Permitted Use: Dog training school
Lease Fee: $1,209.76 + GST per annum.
Term: 10 years with one renewal term of 10 years
Link: Regulatory Processes Committee meeting, Wednesday 27th March 2019, 1.30 p.m.
Notes: The proposed site is the northern most section of Ian Galloway to the east of the Western Suburbs Rugby Club. Central Allbreeds Dog Training School (CADTS) has applied to use the site for a dog training club.
Additional information about CADTS
CADTS has operated at their current site at Polhill Gully for fifty years with no issues. They no longer have vehicle access to this site and the Council is supporting the Club to find a new location. CADTS is a fun, family-oriented, friendly club for all dogs and their owners, promoting training with positive reinforcement techniques.
CADTS assists with meeting the objectives under the Council’s Dog Policy:
- to assist dog owners meet their obligations under the Dog Control Act 1996
- make sure dogs are well cared for and Wellingtonians are able to enjoy owning dogs
- prevent dogs causing any danger to the public, wildlife and natural habitats
- actively promote responsible ownership of dogs
- provide for the reasonable exercise and recreational needs of dogs and their owners.
CADTS will run weekly classes for the public and members one evening a week (2 hours) and one weekend morning a week (2 hours) throughout the year. They will also run a members only class on Tuesday evenings for 2.5 hours. During summer, there may be additional weekday evening or weekend specialist classes offered. The club will hold 4-8 competitive events a year.
These dog training classes are closely supervised therefore dogs are under control at all times and barking is actively discouraged. It is not a dog exercise area and not available to the general public for this purpose.
Infrastructure on the site will be minimal, but will contain 1.5m high fencing with wooden posts and lighting. The Club plan to plant natives to soften the impact of the fencing where there are no existing plantings. Larger trees can be planted to further screen any visual impacts from the site.
Future plans include a small relocatable building within the site.
The site is set down from the road, and therefore not visible from Wilton Road.
CADTS has been working with the neighbouring the Western Suburbs Rugby Club to obtain access to the club’s facilities, such as the bathroom and kitchen facilities. As well as access to the unused area under shelter on the Western side of their clubrooms to be used as an alternative in wet weather. Based on its discussions with the Western Suburbs Rugby Club, CADTS is confident that its proposed activities will not conflict with any current users of the site.
If approved the provisions of the Wellington Town Belt Act 2016, and the Wellington Town Belt Management Plan 2017 (14.7MB PDF) will apply to the leases on Town Belt land and the Reserves Act 1977 will apply to the lease on reserve.
For full details and explanation about these changes, please refer to the reports presented.
How to make a submission
If you have any objections or would like to make a submission, you can send us your comments.
- by email to:
- by letter to:
Community Recreation Leases Lead
Parks, Sport and Recreation
Wellington City Council
PO Box 2199
- in person to:
Wellington City Council
Ground floor reception
101 Wakefield Street
All submissions must be received by 5pm on Sunday, 2 June 2019.
All submissions must contain:
- your name, postal address, telephone number and email address (if applicable)
- details of the proposal you are submitting on
- whether you support or oppose the proposal
- what aspects of the proposal you are neutral towards (if any)
- your submission statement, with reasons.
If requested, submissions (including names but not contact details) will be made available to elected members and to the public.
Your personal information will also be used for the administration of the consultation process, including informing you of the outcome of the consultation.
All information collected will be held by Wellington City Council, 113 The Terrace, Wellington.
You have the right to access and correct your personal information.
Kristine Ford, Community Recreation Leases Lead