Since the Pōneke Promise was launched with the opening of Te Wāhi Āwhina, there has been a noticeably positive change in the area, and members of the central city community have echoed this shift.
The Pōneke Promise is being delivered with partners across local government, NZ Police and the city’s hospitality and retail sectors. Wellington City Council is proud to be part of this collaborative approach, unifying the community and stakeholders while focusing on wellbeing for all city dwellers and users.
A space for the community
Just a few doors along from Te Wāhi Āwhina, a brand new central city community centre will be opening later this year.
Here, at 107 Manners Street, central city residents will be able to gather and participate in a programme of meaningful events and activities that improve the quality of life in our communities.
This space, alongside neighbouring Te Wāhi Āwhina, will provide a strong foundation for other changes that improve safety, vibrancy and community wellbeing in the area, including upgrades to the surrounding laneways, new art installations, and events in Te Aro Park.
To find out more about the Pōneke Promise, visit wellington.govt.nz/the-poneke-promise
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