The Alex Moore Park redevelopment has two main stages.
Stage 1 – Artificial sportsfield and perimeter walkway (completed)
Stage 2 – A sports hub building to replace the existing clubrooms
- Following a report to Council on 3 May 2018. The Council has been undertaking further planning work on this project in conjunction with Alex Moore Park Sport & Community Inc and the partner clubs.
- An independent facilitator is assisting with this planning.
- The goal is to develop a sports hub building on the northern field of Alex Moore Park where the Olympic Harriers and Athletic Club and Johnsonville Cricket Club buildings are situated.
- The Council will own and manage this building.
- The existing sports club buildings require significant maintenance work and do not meet the needs of the sports clubs.
- Alex Moore Park Sport & Community Inc is in the process of fundraising $2M towards the building cost.
- A Memorandum of Understanding in regards to the hub project was signed between the following clubs/groups in November 2018:
- North Wellington Junior Football Club
- North Wellington (Senior) Football Club
- Johnsonville Cricket Club
- Olympic Harriers and Athletic Club
- Wellington Deaf Society
- Johnsonville Rugby Football Club
- Design work is underway for a proposed new sports hub building at the park (Sept 2018)
- Detailed design work is underway for the proposed new sports hub building at the park (May 2019). This includes progressing the resource consent application for submission.
Contamination issues (updated 30 November 2018)
Following a detailed site investigation a report has been released identifying soil contamination at the site. We believe this was due to the park being used as a landfill by the United States military during their occupation of the site during WWII. The refuse material appears to be of a domestic type which does not present any discernible risk to park users or neighbours. We are closely monitoring the site and will continue to assess recommendations from the report.
A soil resistivity investigation was undertaken by Aurecon in conjunction with Victoria University of Wellington in November 2018. The testing did not detect any layers of landfill material near the proposed sports hub site. Because the testing results were not 100% conclusive, further contamination testing will be undertaken by Aurecon in December 2018.
Sports & Club Partnership Leader, Wellington City Council