The number of incidents that have a negative impact on community safety or perceptions of safety occurring within Te Aro Park are comparatively higher than in other central city parks.
The Te Aro Park - Assessing Harm report is the result of a collaboration between Wellington City Council Officers and the New Zealand Police over the course of 2019/2020 to identify and address safety concerns within Te Aro Park.
The report summarises actions taken to date and further outlines potential solutions for the remaining challenges that exist within the park.
In order to improve safety within Te Aro Park, the report outlines options which have been categorised into projects for possible implementation over short, medium and long term, many of which are already underway.
This report was prepared by a joint working group of staff from Wellington City Council and New Zealand Police to examine safety in and around Te Aro Park. It was initially prepared for internal discussion purposes and has since been prepared for public release.
Since the draft internal report was first submitted by the working group to Wellington City Council and New Zealand Police leadership, a number of the recommended actions have been implemented.
This work has laid the groundwork and formed an important part of the evidence base for the Pōneke Promise, a collective approach to improving safety in the central city. For more information visit the Pōneke Promise section.