The double-whammy of COVID-19 and earthquake-damaged buildings have hit our central city hard.

Wellington used to be the events capital of the country, and it can be again.

  • As Mayor, I will create a world-class arts precinct that connects our key cultural venues - from the Embassy, the new convention centre Tākina, the St James, Opera House, Gryphon Theatre, the Michael Fowler Centre and the Town Hall. The precinct will boast a dedicated walkway that tells the story of these venues and of our city.

  • I will deliver on Te Ngakau Civic Square by leveraging private sector expertise and using the City Development Authority to enable mixed use in the Square, with retail, hospitality, offices and apartments to complement civic uses.