About the project
Shorland Park is a community park in Island Bay, with a well-used but ageing play area.
The play area is due for an upgrade as part of Wellington City Council's renewal programme. See our Play Spaces Policy (2017) for more information.
The approximate budget for this project is $500k.
Scope of play area upgrade
The play area upgrade will focus on:
- Location of the play areas
- Liberty swing
- Replacing existing play equipment (which doesn't meet current safety standards) with new equipment
- The basketball hoop
What’s not included
Changes to the overall layout and landscape are outside the scope of this project.
Other works at Shorland Park
Upgrade of public toilets
At the end of last year, we upgraded the interior of the public toilets on Reef Street, increasing the number of cubicles from three to four.
We are also considering other works to be carried out at a later date, including:
- Upgrading the exterior façade of the public toilets
- Installation of an outdoor shower
Band rotunda maintenance
Repairs to the ceiling and remedial paint work were completed late last year. Further repair work on the balustrade is planned for later in the year.
What's happened so far
During June and July 2020, we asked the local community for their ideas and suggestions about what they would like to see at Shorland Park.
These were used to shape a draft concept design, which went out for consultation during November and December 2020.
Phase one: Initial consultation (ideas and suggestions) – Complete
Monday 22 June 2020 – Feedback opened
5pm, Monday 20 July 2020 - Feedback closed
Phase two: Second consultation (feedback on draft concept design) – Complete
26 November 2020 - Feedback opened
5pm 17 December 2020 - Feedback closed
Phase three: Final plan
April 2021 - Final plan to be presented to the public
Phase four: Construction
July 2021 - Construction begins