The Council has already created medium-density residential areas in Johnsonville and Kilbirnie, and we will also work with local communities to identify aspects of the town centres that could be improved to better accommodate an increased population.
Medium-density housing developments have several benefits. They provide:
The Council is currently carrying out consultation to inform development of a plan change for medium-density housing. We will be visiting Island Bay, Khandallah and Newlands in October/November, and revisiting Tawa and Karori in November following an earlier consultation in March/April of this year.
Alongside the medium-density housing work, we are developing town centre plans for Karori and Tawa. A town centre plan is about managing change and coordinating public and private investment so the town centre is more attractive, vibrant and can respond to the changing community’s needs. The plan:
The types of initiatives the plan could include are:
Karori 2019, Tawa 2020
Each town centre upgrade has received $1 million in the Long-term Plan for initial work.
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