The Mt Victoria Residents Association is an active advocate on behalf of the 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 the neighbourhood.
Any resident in Mt Victoria can become a member of the Association – annual membership is only $10 for individuals, $20 for families or $5 unwaged. To join, simply mail your details and a cheque to MVRA, PO Box 19-056, Courtenay Place, Wellington 6149.
The Association holds an AGM in September each year, where officers are elected from amongst the local residents. If you would like to contribute your time and energies to helping make our community a better place, you can volunteer to join the committee by e-mailing us at mvra[at] mtvictoria.org.nz (note the address has been munged to help prevent spam!)
Things We Care About
There are a number of areas where MVRA is actively involved in promoting the interests of the community:
- We are consulted by the Council on all demolition resource consents in the Mt Victoria neighbourhood. The demolition protocol forms part of the District Plan, and was put in place in response to the wholesale destruction of Mt Victoria’s heritage through inappropriate development in the 1970s and 1980s. One of the recent examples of the application of the demolition rule was at 63 Brougham Street.
- We actively monitor and make submissions on resource consent issues that affect local residents, such as Transit’s intention to build a second Mt Victoria tunnel, local development issues and events such as the regular SummerSet concerts.
- We run an annual inorganic rubbish collection day in conjunction with the Wellington City Council to help keep our neighbourhood beautiful! (These are generally the first Saturday in December.)
- We work with other groups – such as the Mt Victoria Historical Society – to protect the heritage of our unique inner-city neighbourhood.