How we got here
Between August 2016 and July 2017, we worked closely with the Island Bay Residents Association, Cycle Aware Wellington and local businesses to set up a syndicate for a community-based design project looking at the future of Island Bay and The Parade.
A community network, Love the Bay, was set up to involve everyone in place-making and design. A pop-up community shop on The Parade was a place where people could go to look at ideas, leave comments and talk to Council representatives.
Public workshops were held in 2016 to establish a shared vision and goals for the community. More than 200 people attended, and several hundred more participated online.
The feedback received was used to develop community design objectives and options for how different parts of the bike paths and road layout could be treated. Following further public feedback, four design options were developed and these went out for wider public consultation in June 2017. Over 3700 submissions were received.
In September 2017, Councillors agreed on a design at the City Strategy Committee meeting.