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Karori residents and businesses are taking an active role in planning their suburb’s future in a new piloted approach by the Wellington City Council – making it a more attractive and appealing place for local businesses, residents and visitors alike.
The Karori Project was formed in 2017 when the Council agreed to provide the support necessary to help the people of Karori develop a long-term vision for their community.
This innovative way of planning involved a community-led approach through independently-run workshops and engagement with local leaders, groups, schools and businesses to develop a high-level Karori Plan.
Councillor Diane Calvert, the City Council’s Portfolio Leader for Community Planning and Engagement, says this builds on what’s already been happening in the suburb.
“Karori has always been an engaged and proud community, so it makes sense to listen to them, take on board their local knowledge, address their challenges, and create a vision based on what they want to see and do in their own neighbourhood.”
Councillor Andy Foster, Portfolio Leader for the Karori Community Plan and Urban Development, says: “The Karori Plan is described as the start of a journey, and a call to further action – for all of us.
“Karori people who have been involved clearly see the potential for our community to be even better, and that’s really exciting. That potential is powerfully captured in four key themes, moving from ‘Having Green’ to ‘Living Green’, from ‘Outpost’ to ‘Magnet’, from ‘Dormitory’ suburb to having a ‘Daytime Economy’ and from a ‘Split’ community to one that is physically and socially ‘Connected’.
“We’ve enjoyed a lot of new facility developments in recent years but………
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