Karori Project 2017

The people of Karori and the Council developed a vision for the future of Karori village.

In 2017, the Council and the Karori community came together to develop a vision for Karori. The project involved online engagement and local events. Groups worked to develop a vision for the future. The aim: to be an attractive and appealing place for local businesses, residents and visitors.

The report, Karori: a Vision for the Future, contains the ideas generated and sets out ways to make the ideas a reality.

The report outlines the four 'shifts' which came from the question 'what needs to change in Karori?"

These are:

  • Having Green to Living Green – reflecting the desire to move towards more sustainable ways of living.
  • Outpost to Magnet – reflecting the desire to become an attractive centre of activity rather than an ‘outpost’ of Wellington.
  • Dormitory to Daytime Economy – reflecting the desire to have sustained economic activity in the town centre. This would encourage people to stay, work and shop in Karori.
  • Split to Connected – reflecting both the desire to address the physical disconnection caused by Karori Road and the social disconnection in Karori.


We held three workshops between September and November 2017.

  • The first workshop was to find out what the people of Karori want to change in their suburb.
  • The second workshop shortlisted the projects that can help make those changes.
  • The third workshop connected the community with others who can help the projects take off.


Karori - A Vision for the Future (565KB PDF)

Snapshot of Current and Planned Initiatives in Karori (443KB PDF)

More information

Gerald Blunt, Design Manager
Urban Design team

Phone 04 499 4444
Email  ud.karori@wcc.govt.nz