Considering the future of Molesworth Street Reserve in Pomare.
What's this review about?
As part of the Valley Floor Review, Council has decided to consult with the community about the future of Molesworth Street Reserve in Pomare.
About Molesworth Street Reserve
The reserve located at 132A Molesworth Street is a local purpose reserve (community use) situated in the suburb of Pomare. It sits behind the Pomare School grounds, and is enclosed by housing on its other boundaries. It has only one legal access off Molesworth Street and is currently zoned in the General Residential Activity Area.
The reserve is marked in blue on the map below:
The reserve has previously housed a community resource centre which was established to cater for local Maori who did not have links with a Hutt Valley Marae. The building was removed from the site some years ago as it wasn't used for its intended purpose. The building had fallen into disrepair and had been subject to vandalism.
Since removing the building the reserve has not been used for any other formal purpose.
An independent assessment has concluded that the Molesworth Street Reserve has an overall low level of reserve significance.
Read the background information (PDF 203KB)
Read the assessment of reserve values (PDF 2MB)
Considering other uses for the reserve
The reserve has poor visibility, drainage issues, little evidence of use and has other more developed reserve spaces within the immediate vicinity.
While Council policy is to consider revoking the reserve status of properties that have been assessed as having a low reserve value, we've decided at this stage to seek further input from the community before making any decision.
If not kept as a reserve the land would be used to develop housing.
Have your say
Council is interested in understanding how Molesworth Street Reserve is currently used (frequency and type of use). We'd also like to get a better understanding of what other recreational uses the Park might host in the future.
The results of our questionnaire and any other feedback will be the subject of a report to Council. We'll let you know when this happens: please make sure to give us your contact details if you'd like to stay updated.