Public Meeting – Mt Cook: our Burb’s future in your hands

August 10, 2007 at 8:40 am | Posted in Events | 5 Comments

Mt Cook public meeting poster - 500w.jpg

See previous post for further meeting details.

You can look at, and order a T-shirt here

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Keep Buckle St where it is say Memorial Park Competition entrants

August 10, 2007 at 7:07 am | Posted in Memorial Park / Buckle St | 1 Comment

Memorial Park competition entrants all favoured leaving Buckle street in its present location, according to the Wellurban blog entry It’s a competitive world. I don’t know to what extent being briefed on the air quality and pedestrian safety concerns of local residents influenced design entries, but all opted for trenching Buckle St., or putting a bridge over it, and leaving it where it is.

Posted by Geoff

Developments in Mt Cook – Invitation to a public meeting

August 2, 2007 at 8:54 am | Posted in Events | 2 Comments

A group of Mt Cook residents are hosting a public meeting on Tuesday 21 August between 7-9pm at the YMCA gymnasium, Tasman Street. Please come if you live in Mt Cook or nearby, or you are an interested Wellingtonian – someone who cares about what happens in your city.

The meeting will provide a chance to learn more about local urban planning and development issues, to have your say, and to help create a new way of discussing local needs and wishes with government and commercial interests. The format for the meeting allows plenty of time for discussion, having fun, being creative or you can come along just to listen.

The themes we want to discuss for our neighbourhood include:

CHARACTER – the look and feel of a place

COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND VITALITY

LOCAL FACILITIES / AMENITIES

TRANSPORT – getting around

PUBLIC HEALTH

CULTURE – the social environment

We also expect to cover immediate concerns about the Memorial Park and the BGI site (Tasman St) development.

Refreshments and cake provided to keep the energy up.

Thats it for now – I’ll post more information over the next couple of days.

If you would like to go on a residents mailing list to receive details about this and other such events, please email us.

Posted by Geoff

Traffic concerns denied

August 2, 2007 at 8:33 am | Posted in Traffic-pedestrian issues | 3 Comments

The Wellington City Council and the Wellington Road Policing Unit reckon no-one has complained about pedestrian safety at the intersections of Buckle, Taranaki and Arthur Sts, according to a Citylife article last week, “School sees red over drivers running lights”. Clearly Mt Cook School disagrees, as do a number of residents who have called both the Police and the Council about safety at the two major Buckle Street intersections near the school. More on this shortly…

Posted by Geoff

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