We strengthen and maintain our buildings as part of our work programme to make Wellington stronger, safer and more attractive.
Earthquake strengthening is planned for the Town Hall
The following Council buildings have been reconstructed, rehabilitated or spruced up for users and the public.
Detailed structural assessments completed in 2014 informed our priorities for these projects.
- Karori chapels and cemetery: expected completion in 2016
These Council-owned buildings have been strengthened in recent years and are no longer earthquake prone:
- Begonia House, Botanic Garden: completed in 2012
- Brooklyn Library, Cleveland Street, Brooklyn: completed in 2014
- City Gallery, Civic Square: completed in 2009
- Clarrie Gibbons Building, Post Office Square - a heritage building: completed in 2014
- Colonial Cottage, Nairn Street: completed in 2013
- Johnsonville Library: completed in 2012
- Mervyn Kemp Library, Tawa: completed in 2013
- Network Newtown and Newtown Library Flats, Constable Street, Newtown: completed in 2015
- Portico deconstruction, Civic Square: completed in 2015
- Rugby League Park grandstand: completed in 2012
- Thistle Hall, Cuba Street: completed in 2014
- Truby King House, Manchester Terrace, Melrose: completed in 2014
- Wellington Museum, waterfront: completed in 2015
All 40 city housing properties have now been structurally assessed. The 20-year programme to upgrade and earthquake strengthen all these social housing properties began in 2008.