Prior to enabling works starting on site, we held a dawn blessing. Taranaki Whanui, Wellington City Council and local residents came together for a karakia and the turning of the soil.
We have received building consent for the enabling works and retaining walls on site. We are liaising with our contractor to plan when the works will start on site.
We are still awaiting the outcome of the resource consent application for the main development. When we know the outcome of this, we can commence the detailed design process.
We have received resource consent for the enabling works and retaining walls on the site. As part of the next steps in this process, we have applied for building consent for this work.
Once building consent is received, we will be engaging with the community on the traffic management plan to carry out these works.
We have also submitted the resource consent applications for the new buildings. When we have an outcome of this application, we will provide a further update.
Due to Covid-19 we have experienced delays with this project.
The next steps of the project are to submit resource consent applications. This means that the works planned to begin in September will be delayed. Once we have received the outcome of these applications, we will provide an update on our timeline.
We also now have an updated design for the site which you can view below. We have had some good conversations with the local community on this redevelopment and, where possible, we have incorporated their feedback into the updated design.
One issue we have received a few questions on is if there is the possibility of improving the vehicle turning at the end of Harrison Street as part of the redevelopment. We have taken these requests on board and are working with our Transport Team here at Council to explore options for this. We hope to be able to update you with more details on this in the coming weeks.
We will continue to engage with the community as this project progresses.
Build Wellington is the team responsible for the redevelopment of the Council’s social housing sites, the central point of contact for developers looking to partner with Council to increase the supply of housing for the city and the team leading on the Wellington City Council Housing Strategy.
For more information on this work or to make contact with the team contact:
Phone: 04 499 4444