Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Just who are all these apartment dwellers?

NEWS RELEASE
10 April 2008

Just who are all these apartment dwellers?

A survey of central-city apartment dwellers is to be launched by the Wellington City Council this week. It aims to achieve a much better understanding of the distinct community of 12,000 people who now live in the central city.

There’s also a great incentive to fill out the survey – thanks to the generosity of top restaurant Logan Brown.

This is the first time that this sort of survey has been undertaken and reflects the rapid growth of the central city as a place to live over the past few years.

The Council’s Urban Development Portfolio Leader, Councillor Andy Foster, says while we have “a pretty good idea of how many people live there, we’d like to know more about why they live there and how they use different places and services around the city”.

The confidential survey aims to better understand who lives in the central city, what motivates people to live there and how they find the experience. It also asks about people’s travel patterns and how they use public spaces and community facilities.

“The information will be used to plan more effectively for the future and better target services and infrastructure that the Council provides,” says Cr Foster.

The survey will also aim to answer questions such as:
• How many families live in apartments?
• How big are most apartments in the central city?
• Where did the current apartment dwellers come from and how long have they been there?
• Are people happy with the experience of city-living?
• Where do apartment dwellers park their car?
• How important is private open space to apartment dwellers?
• What services and facilities do people use most?

The Council’s City Planning Manager, Luke Troy, says about 6500 survey forms are to be mailed out to apartments. “If you live in the central city, you should receive a survey form in the post in the next few days. Alternatively you can complete the survey online on the Council’s website at www.Wellington.govt.nz.”

As an incentive to complete the survey, each completed form will be entered into the draw for a $200 voucher generously donated by the Logan Brown Restaurant and Bar.

Luke says questions in the survey will cover a wide range of topics. “We want to get a better idea about how many families live in apartments and how they find the experience, and what the balance is between rental tenants and owner-occupiers.

“We’re also aware that in conducting the recent Census there was difficulty in getting access to apartments and we suspect the official results undercounted the population. We are hoping to get a better feel for the make-up of the central city community through this initiative.”

The Council is eager to continue a dialogue with apartment-dwellers. While the survey will be strictly confidential, respondents will also be given the opportunity to join a database of interested people for future communications, says Councillor Foster.

“We’re hoping to get a good response from apartment dwellers. It’s an important opportunity for this community to communicate with the Council about their wants and needs”.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Another Leader Exiting: Statement From Peter Dunne

I have concluded, based on recent polling, and other soundings I have been taking over the last few weeks, that, the volatility and uncertainty notwithstanding, there is now a mood amongst Ōhāriu voters for a change of MP, which is unlikely to alter...

“I have therefore decided that it is time for me to stand aside, so the people of Ōhāriu can elect a new electorate MP. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>

ALSO:

Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>

ALSO:

Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>

ALSO:

Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election