Mt Victoria Heritage Study
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.
Wellington City Council’s Webmap
Webmap is fantastic tool for residents curious about their property.
Enter an address, zoom in and out, click on overlays to show boundaries, water and drainage, flooding and wind zones, the District Plan, buildings and solar radiation. Even tsunami evacuation zones.
Innermost Gardens is an inner city treasure. The Innermost Garden project was established in 2006 and works to bring people from a variety of backgrounds together to learn more about gardening and each other. There’s a garden working bee every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 11am – 2pm and you can even have your own allotment for as little as $50 per year.
For full details, visit the Innermost Gardens website.
Mt Vic Hub
Formerly the Crossways Community Centre, Mt Vic Hub is based at 24e Elizabeth Street and has a part-time community coordinator. Check out their website for their full range of activities and what’s happening in your neighbourhood.
Mt Victoria Historical Society
Founded in 1996, the Mt Victoria Historical Society aims to help protect and preserve the natural and built heritage of Mt Victoria, and research and record the history of Mt Victoria, and share it with others. They run regular events and host talks on the history of Mt Victoria and Wellington.
Mount Victoria Newsletter
An independent, not-for-profit community publication, the Mt Victoria Newsletter has been produced monthly (except January) since 1976. Supported by sponsors, advertisers, and volunteers, over 2,000 copies are delivered free of charge to letterboxes throughout the neighbourhood.