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Public input sought on community facilities and nursery

Workshops tomorrow in Newtown and Wilton will discuss what the public wants for the future of Newtown community facilities, and for the Otari-Wilton’s Bush nursery.

The Newtown Residents Association, the Newtown Community Centre and the Wellington City Council are working together to ensure the people of Newtown are at the centre of shaping the future of Newtown’s community facilities. They want to hear ideas from the public about how to improve the Newtown Community & Cultural Centre, Network Newtown and Newtown Hall on Daniell Street.

The Newtown Facilities Community Design Workshop is the first of three such events to be held with the community throughout the next four months. These events will allow the appointed WSP Opus Architects and Newtown community to work together to develop concept designs.

This first event aims to come up with a brief to be used as a starting point for designs. Drop in to Newtown Community and Cultural Centre, corner of Rintoul and Colombo Streets, anytime from 12:00pm to 3:00pm tomorrow to share your ideas for the three buildings.

Lunch will be available from 12:00 to 12:30pm accompanied by live music. This is a family friendly event with entertainment for children. All are welcome.

At Otari-Wilton’s Bush, 160 Wilton Road, students at Victoria University of Wellington School of Architecture are working on concept designs for the nursery as part of their study this year – and they’re keen to hear your ideas.

What do you think the nursery could become in the future? At the free public workshop at Otari-Wilton’s Bush, hosted by the students and Otari staff this Saturday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, you can share your thoughts on how the nursery could be integrated into an exciting new visitor experience.

The completed concepts will be exhibited next month when the public can vote for their preferred option.