Wellingtonians have shown their passion for the Capital and have come out in droves to have their say on the design of the Golden Mile.
Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) has just completed engagement with the public on the finer details of a city-scaping project that will revitalise the Golden Mile and ensure the Capital is a great place to live, work and play.
The LGWM team has worked through multiple channels to ensure that everyone had an opportunity to have their say on the design. Levels of engagement have been particularly high through the online Social Pinpoint tool, where we received 17,500 visits and more than 2,500 comments and through face-to-face discussions.
LGWM also received good insights from businesses, and retail and hospitality groups and from the general public through three drop-in sessions, phone calls, hundreds of emails and online sessions. Overall, we received 420 queries/submissions through this consultation period.
“The views of stakeholders and the public are very important to us,” says Programme Director Sarah Gardner.
“LGWM is proposing some big changes to the Golden Mile, and we appreciate the levels of engagement that we have received. Ultimately, these are changes that the public have told us that they want – a more compact, liveable city that’s safe and easy to get around.
“We know that change can cause uncertainty and we will continue to work through enquiries and questions that will influence the final Golden Mile design,” says Gardner.
LGWM will now work through feedback and produce a comprehensive engagement report in October, and progress the detailed design for the Golden Mile. Construction is due to begin in the first quarter of 2023.