This creates an opportunity to refurbish and revitalise the square, opening it up to a wider range of uses. We can also improve links with surrounding buildings and streets to make the square more lively and attractive.
Key aspects of the proposed revitalisation plan include:
The proposed lease of the Town Hall, Jack Illott Green and Michael Fowler Centre car park (and possibly the Municipal Office Building) will require specific Council approval because they are listed as Strategic Assets in the Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.
To allow the Council to dispose of these sites by way of a long-term lease, the Council has followed the decision-making and consultation requirements outlined in section 97 of the Local Government Act 2002.
There is currently no specific timeline or plan in place.
We have budgeted $82.4 million of operational and capital expenditure for Civic Square revitalisation over the 10 years of the Long-term Plan.
Alex Moore Park
An interactive children's garden
Te Motu Kairangi/Miramar Peninsula
National Hockey Stadium
Strengthening town centres (Tawa and Karori)
Our Natural Capital
More major events
A film museum
A War and Peace museum
An indoor concert arena
An ocean exploration centre
A convention centre
The New Zealand Festival
A city-wide cycling network
Bus priority network
Making buses more affordable
Vehicle network improvements