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"A waterfront with plenty of open spaces and panoramic views"


Waterfront Watch loves Wellington and especially our marvellous waterfront.

We are committed to preserving this resource for the people of Wellington and, while we will support appropriate development that enhances public spaces and usage, we will question any excessive development that seeks to privatise and restrict public access, remove views, downgrade our heritage or introduce excess shading or wind.

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Kumutoto Site 10 Environment Court Hearing:
August 2015

The Resource Consent hearing for a proposed 5 storey building at the Northern end of the waterfront will start in the Environment Court on Monday 24 August 2015. The hearings are expected to last at least until Friday 28 August, and to run 9.30am-5pm each day with lunch breaks 12.30-1.30pm.

The application has been referred direct to the court without the usual council hearing.  The applications have been lodged by Willis Bond Ltd as developer of the building and the Wellington City Council who will be developing the surrounding public space.  Waterfront Watch has joined the case under the Resource Management Act representing the public interest along with 5 individuals who will be appearing at the hearing as separate parties.

Copies of the applicants' evidence are available on the Wellington City Council's website.

You can download the evidence filed prior to the hearing on behalf of Waterfront Watch by our President Patrick McCombs and by Barbara Fill, our expert witness on historical issues.


            Proposed Willis Bond office building on Kumutoto Site 10


WCC’s Wellington Waterfront Development Plan for 2015- 2018.

WCC’s Wellington Waterfront Development Plan for 2015- 2018 can be seen at


Waterfront Calendar for 2015

Here's our Calendar for this year.  Copies are still available.

click to view here.


Newsletters, Submissions & Reports

Please see Communications for previous newsletters, reports and stories.


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