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Our submission to Let’s Get Wellington Moving

Jan 2018 : We submitted this feedback on the four scenarios proposed by Let’s Get Wellington Moving late last year. The deadline for submissions by the public was ridiculously short, and we obtained an extension to fully detail our own. Here’s what we had to say: Submission on Let’s Get Wellington Moving proposals.

Is your house in the Heritage Study?

Dec 2017 : In 2016 and 2017, the Council undertook a study to gain an understanding of what typifies the historic character of our suburb and how, for example, the buildings in Mount Victoria differ from houses in other parts of the city.

The results of that study are now available. They include an overview, with maps and in-depth reports of seven areas considered to have high levels of historical interest and physical integrity. Each of these areas contains details of almost every house in each street and makes fascinating reading. Check it out if you have a property in …

  • Armour Avenue
  • Doctors Common
  • Elizabeth Street
  • Ellice Street
  • Lower Hawker Street
  • Moir Street
  • Porritt Avenue

In addition, there are individual reports on 39 buildings of particular interest. Click here to access the report



Who are we?

The Mt Victoria Residents Association is an active advocate on behalf of our community, aiming to further the interests of our neighbourhood with local and central government. We’ve been doing this work for decades, promoting the needs of residents and opposing inappropriate development in our neighbourhood.

The things we care about

The MVRA is actively involved in promoting the interests of our community in a number of areas:

    • We make submissions on issues affecting Mt Victoria, such as proposals to have a Wellington super-city Council, Wellington City and Regional Councils’ draft long-term and annual plans,  the Town Belt and transport plans. You’ll find copies on this website.
    • We actively monitor and make submissions to the Council on resource consent issues, particularly demolitions, that affect local residents, We have worked with the Council to put in place in the District Plan rules and guidelines  to protect the heritage of our unique inner-city neighbourhood.  This was in response to the wholesale destruction of Mt Victoria’s heritage through inappropriate development in the 1970s and 1980s.
    • We work with other groups – such as the Mt Victoria Historical Society and the Save the Basin Campaign  – on issues of common concern.

      Join the MVRA

      Anyone living in Mt Victoria can join the Association, and we greatly appreciate your financial support! Annual membership costs;

      • $10 for individuals
      • $20 for families
      • $5 for the unwaged


To join by bank transfer, please credit the following account:

Bank: BNZ
Branch: Manners Street, Wellington
Account Number: 02-0560-0030689-00

Please add you name and address in the Particulars / Code / Reference fields.

To join by post, send your details and a cheque to:

Mt Victoria Residents Association
PO Box 19-056
Courtenay Place
Wellington 6149


Join the Committee

Each September, the Association holds an AGM where officers are elected from amongst our local residents. If you’d like to contribute your time and energies to helping make our community a better place, enter your details in the contact form below. We’d love to hear from you!