Facts & Figures

  • $1.5mGrant for Alex Moore Park over 10 years

  • $17mCapital Expenditure for Johnsonville Library

  • $4.8mImpact on Council operational spending

In Johnsonville, transport improvements, new community facilities, greater housing choice, improved urban design and public spaces, and a greater range of shops are all part of a master plan for the Johnsonville town centre.

jville library artists impression

Major roading improvements – aimed at reducing congestion and improving access to the shopping areas – are already well under way and the redeveloped Keith Spry Pool has just opened.

The next steps in the suburb’s redevelopment are the completion of major redevelopments of Alex Moore Park and Johnsonville Library.

Alex Moore Park

The first stage of the park’s redevelopment occurred in 2014, with construction of a car park and perimeter walkway, and installation of artificial turf on the northern sports field.

We propose completion of stage 2 in 2018. It will involve joint funding of a new pavilion and sports centre on Bannister Avenue. The Council’s contribution is $1.45 million, while clubs in the area have combined to fundraise for the remainder.

Johnsonville Library

We propose to build a new, larger library in Johnsonville, to cater for increasing demand as the area’s population grows.

The new library will be located between Keith Spry Pool and the Johnsonville Community Centre, allowing the three facilities to operate as an integrated community hub. It is likely to include a café and possibly other community space as well as library facilities.

Design work for the new library will be undertaken during 2015, with the aim of having the building open in 2018.


  • Community facilities keep up with demand from growth.
  • Improved quality and service.
  • Better integration of community facilities.


  • Alex Moore Park: $1.5 million grant to be funded over 10 years.
  • Johnsonville Library: $17 million Capital Expenditure is proposed, which will impact Council operational spending by $4.8 million.

What you think

80% Feedback received that supports our overall plan

30 Number of times people have told us what they think about this idea

87% Feedback received that supports this idea

#22 Out of 28 ideas based on amount of feedback received.

Who would benefit most?

39% Local residents
27% Local businesses
23% Future generations
8% Visitors to Wellington
3% NZ as a whole
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  • Local businesses
  • Visitors to Wellington
  • NZ as a whole
  • Future generations
  • Other

How should we prioritise it?

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17% Neutral
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  • Emily, Churton Park

    It would be beneficial to have a modern sports facility in the burgeoning Northern suburbs.

  • Andrew, Johnsonville

    Great green space in the middle of JVille. Make the most of it.

  • Denise, Newlands

    Great idea especially for youth

  • Arthur

    Don't mind it getting funding once the population starts growing.