Civic Square is an important centre of Wellington’s civic and cultural life. It provides a gateway from the central city to the waterfront, houses several important cultural institutions, such as the central library, City Gallery and Town Hall.
Since its creation in 1992, building standards have increased. Several of the square’s buildings now require strengthening to bring them close to modern earthquake standards.
This creates an opportunity to refurbish and revitalise the square, opening it up to a wider range of uses and improving links with surrounding buildings and streets to make the square more lively and attractive.
The Town Hall is currently closed pending a decision on how best to fund its strengthening. An aim of the proposal is to offset some of the costs that would otherwise fall to ratepayers.
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