While the goal was to give the area a good clean, Prak says it was also chance to breathe life into one of Wellington’s most popular streets as a community and see people take ownership of the area.
“We heard many concerns from people about the area, and it felt good to bring together so many different groups of people to tackle this together.
“We had some passionate business owners and workers involved, from Mas at Lucky Chicken, who often volunteers to clean in his own time, and popular bars like Mish Mosh and Dakota.
“We also had a lot of involvement from businesses across Council, like our Horticulture team in Parks, Sport, and Recreation.”
Prak believes that people bring vibrancy to the street, so working with them is critical for the future of the precinct.
“This event showed how many people are willing to contribute, with lots of people asking how they can be involved next time around. We think that people can take ownership of the city they inhabit all the time and become active participants in upcoming community-based activities within Wellington.”