Council amends suburban boundaries in seconds
May 4, 2018
It took less than 30 seconds for the Wellington City Council to unanimously realign the Johnsonville and Churton Park suburban boundaries at a meeting on Thursday.
The council was required to make an amendment after the land, customer and information team found that a new, 21-property subdivision in Churton Park blurred previous suburban lines.
The new line of subdivisions is accessed along Prestbury Grove, which is in Churton Park. However, 19 of the properties fall either wholly or partly into Johnsonville.
The minor realignment of the suburban boundaries with the parcel boundaries of each address point brought the entire subdivision into the suburb of Churton Park.
Councillor Iona Pannett, who proposed the change said, “I hope that the good people of [what is now] Churton Park will not object to being called Churton Park and not Johnsonville.”
The council was able to reach such a quick decision because the properties have not been on-sold by the property developer Ignition Properties Limited, thus, saving money and time as there was no need to consult each property owner on the issue.
Realigning the properties was pertinent for assigning the new residential addresses and determining which ward inhabitants will fall into in the future.