Recent Announcements

A larger Community Centre – Your opportunity

Please help CPCA make its case to Wellington City Council for a larger community centre and to comment on other community needs.

Wellington City Council has invited Wellingtonians, to provide their thoughts, through its Community Facilities Network Plan, on community needs.

Closing date is 29 November.

CPCA will make the case for a larger community centre though the ‘Specific community facility survey’. This is one of three surveys:

• Community Facilities Survey (for all community facilities)

• A specific community facility survey; and

• A public toilet survey

Your voice on this and any of these other topics is important and so we encourage you to contribute.

Many thanks

Brian Sheppard – CPCA President. 6 November 2022

New Maximum Building Height – Churton Park

The draft District Plan, now open for consultation, allows for placing 6-storey (22m tall) buildings within the area around our Village Centre. This is on the basis the area has easy access to rapid transit public transport. That access is a requirement of the National Policy Statement on urban development (May 2022).

This link shows a map of the extent

Any views on such apartment height (or any aspect of the plan) may be submitted to Wellington City Council under the consultation process (see WCC website).

Submissions close 5.00pm 12 September.


National Policy Statement on Urban Development, May 2022

Clean Up Churton Park day - Sat 17 September.

Every year during Clean Up Week, Kiwis get out in their local community to pick up litter.

This year, CPCA is coordinating a clean-up day for Churton Park on Saturday 17 September, focussing on litter in Lakewood and Churton Park Reserves. We would welcome your help here or in any other public areas of Churton Park that need a little tender loving care. We hope you can also bring along family or friends too.

How it works

Brian Sheppard is coordinating the day’s work and has arranged for WCC to provide some rubbish bags and to remove the litter afterwards. Please contact him to discuss where and when you would be available.

For the two large reserves, we will cover the main paths:

Lakewood Reserve from the entrances at:

Westchester Drive, opposite Amesbury Drive,
Westchester Drive opposite Waverton Terrace and
Lakewood Avenue Tennis Club entrance

Churton Park Reserve from entrances at:
Halswater Drive and Abilene Crescent

If you would like to work here or somewhere else, please let Brian know. In this way, we can share the work evenly and make a big impact on Churton Park.

The event will run between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., with people sparing what time they can during that period.

Thank you on behalf of the Churton Park Community Association and all who live and work in Churton Park. I look forward to seeing you on 17th.

Best wishes

Brian Sheppard - CPCA President

Contact: or, on the day, 021 082 48465

News from the Annual General Meeting

The draft minutes of the AGM are available on the page AGM Documents

The AGM was held on Monday 11 July, with a smaller attendance than usual because of illness. There were no City or Regional Councillors, but the local MP Greg O'Connor was in attendance. The AGM was later than the usual March date because of sickness.

The guest speaker was Liam Hodgetts, the WCC Chief Planning Officer. LIam gave a presentation on the development of Upper Stebbings and Glenside West.

In his presentation he indicated that the option of a road connection from Tawa to Churton Park is not off the table. He also indicated the next steps in the District Scheme process. The Plan will be open for formal submissions between 18 July and 9 September. He emphasised that the formal submissions will be considered by a panel of Commissioners who are independent of the political process. So if there is an issue that you want to be considered in this way, make sure that you make your submission by the due date.

You can view the presentation Liam Hodgetts presentation

The formal part of the meeting commenced with the confirmation of the minutes of the 2021 AGM held on 24 March 2021.

The minutes are available here Minutes of 2021 AGM

CPCA President Brian Sheppard presented his Annual Report. In it he stressed that 2021 was a year of transition with Brian again in the the role of President. The work plan for the year was handicapped by Covid restrictions, with many planned events and activities having to be cancelled. Looking forward the aim of CPCA is to rebuild community links, and to that end is planning with community partners for some outdoor events. You can read the full report here.

Presidents Report for 2021

The treasurer presented the Audited Financial statement for the year ended 31 December 2021. She noted that income from subscriptions and donations was well down on the previous year, and that a real effort must be made this year to build up membership and interest in the activities of CPCA.

The Financial statement can be read here 2021 Financial Statement

Election of Committee.

The following were elected to the Committee.

President: Brian Sheppard

Vice President: Brian Vincent

Secretary: Brian Sheppard

Treasurer: Priya Baskaran

Committee: Dayandra Hettige, John Tiley, Kevin Arlidge, Rachel Qi and Vijay Chandrashekar

Auditor: Richard Whinam

Brian Sheppard indicated he would welcome others who wished to be co-opted to the committee, which would spread the workload.

Annual General Meeting coming up soon

The Annual Meeting of the Churton Park Community Assn (Inc) will be held at 7.30pm on Monday 11 July 2022 in the Amesbury Hall.

Following the election of the committee by financial members, the guest speaker is Liam Hodgetts the WCC Chief Planning Officer.

There will be a report on the Association's activities over the last year, and suggestions for future activities are welcomed.

Membership subscriptions can be paid by direct credit to account 12-3223-0079397-00 with your identification details.

Further details of the AGM and membership details are given in the latest CPCA Gazette which can be downloaded here.July 2022 CP Gazette

If you would be interested please contact the President, Brian Sheppard by email

Financial statement for year ended 31.12.21Posted 25.4.22

No stopping proposal for Lakewood Ave Posted 13 April 2022

Wellington City Council have advertised this proposal TR 55-22 for the addition of lengths of no stopping yellow lines along parts of Lakewood Avenue.

The full document and map are shown below, as well as information should any resident want to make a submission.

If you would like to provide WCC with specific feedback, which will be added to the Traffic Resolution following consultation and made public in full, you can do so by filling out an online submission form, downloading a printable submission form on

or emailing WCC at
Please note if you are giving feedback the consultation period opens at 9.00 am Monday 11 April 2022 and finishes at 5.00 pm Sunday 8 May 2022.

Covid fears delay CPCA’s AGM.Posted 25 February 2022

At this time of year, residents expect to receive a Churton Park Gazette, advising them of a date and agenda for CPCA’s AGM. Regrettably, this year’s AGM has been put on hold while there is significant fear of COVID19 spreading from a public meeting.

Under the current COVID response level, attendance would be limited to those with vaccine passports, wearing masks. The number of attendees would be capped and minimum seat spacing requirements followed.

Even with those precautions, our tentative enquiries indicate that here is still a reluctance, both by the community and potential guest speakers, to attend indoor community meetings such as this. We understand that other organisations that normally hold their AGM at this time of year, have reached the same conclusion.

We will therefore hold back the Gazette until we can give notice of the AGM.

Thanking you for your continued support.

Brian Sheppard

CPCA President

New track now open. Posted Thursday 9 Dec 2021

Following the construction of two bridges, the track from the Stebbings Dam Recreation Area to Rochdale Drive is now open. This provides an alternative route for pedestrians and cyclists from Westchester Drive to Rochdale Drive and Stebbings Valley. More work will be required to bring it up to an acceptable standard.

Further information on the page Walking Tracks

Johnsonville-Moorefield Roads Intersection Safety Improvements Posted Wednesday 3 Nov 2021

Wellington City Council wants to hear from you about your experience of the safety and accessibility of the Johnsonville-Moorefields Road intersection

The roundabout services an average of 40,000 vehicles on a weekday and has a high crash rate, predominantly due to a failure by drivers to give way.

The survey

WCC is asking people to take a quick survey to provide their view on risks at the intersection, potential improvements, and ways to provide better pedestrian access and cycling provisions.

We would appreciate it if you could complete the quick survey on the WCC webpage at

If you are unable to complete the survey online, a paper copy can be found at Johnsonville Library, 34 Moorefield Road, Johnsonville. The survey form can be sent freepost back to the Council.

The survey closes on Tuesday 9 November 2021.

CPCA Christmas community events cancelled

Posted Monday 25 October 2021

In light of Government's precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19, CPCA has reluctantly had to cancel this year's Children’s Christmas party and Community Carols events.

We know that this will be disappointing to so many families but we look forward to a brighter future in 2022, when vaccination levels in the community allow the Government to ease these restrictions.

Help us to help you Posted Monday 25 October 2021

Churton Park Community Association (CPCA) has a committee that manages its work programme, but the team is too small to make the progress that our community deserves.

CPCA promotes the interests and concerns of Churton Park residents in discussions with the City and Regional Council. We work with local businesses, other community groups and our Member of Parliament. We also help to extend the spirit of neighbourliness as our suburb grows.

For this, we need people who share our interest in addressing matters that affect the suburb to spare a little of their time. Together, we make a difference.

If you would like to join the team, whether as Committee member or just to help us with a particular activity, please contact CPCA President, Brian Sheppard, at

The Committee meets at the Churton Park Community Centre, 7:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month to develop and manage our work programme.

We look forward to hearing from you

Brian Sheppard – CPCA President

A word from the webmaster Posted Mon 20 September 2021

Thank you for visiting the site of the Churton Park Community Association.

The site has just been transitioned to New Google sites, so things will look a bit different. There are also still a few gremlins which I need to chase down, and some of the information needs to be updated and expanded.

To navigate to the pages on a small screen, use the "hamburger" icon in the top left corner (three stacked parallel lines) which will expand the page directory.

Check out some of the new material, including the section on walking tracks in Churton Park and the photo gallery.

Also note that this is a "secure" site (see padlock symbol in browser bar).

Come back again to see how it looks.

John Morrison Webmaster Churton Park Community Assn.

Have you had your Covid-19 vaccinations yet? posted 26 Sept 2021

Churton Park has escaped the worst of the problems so far but that is little consolation to those who have lost family members and friends, or whose health and livelihood have been compromised. We can neither afford to be complacent nor to be misled by the mischievous messages that circulate on social media.

New Zealanders are fortunate to have a single source of verified information, in many languages, through the Government’s ‘Unite against COVID-19’ website

If English is not your first language, please check the button at the top of the COVID19 website to access to the information in another language.

Please take time to check it out regularly for the latest information and follow its advice on what to do to stay safe. This includes:

Getting your free vaccination,
when to wear a face mask,
locations of interest,
alert boundary maps, and
work and business safety.

Let’s all do our bit and keep each other safe

News from the new committee

posted 16 Apr 2021, 11:14

The Committee

CPCA has a strong executive committee for 2021. Members elected at the AGM held their first meeting on 12 April so let me introduce them. They are:

Alison Craig, Brian Vincent, Dayandra Hettige, John Holloway*, John Tiley, Priya Baskaran, Vijay Chandrashekar and Wade Martelletti*

* Co-opted at this meeting

Avinash Shrivastava is a committee member ex officio and Richard Whinam was elected as Hon Auditor

Some familiar names are missing, but they are not lost to CPCA as they have all offered their experience and skills as needed.

Planning the year ahead

We want people of Churton Park to be able to enjoy a range of community events and activities, regardless of who organises them. When our aims are the same, we can help each other to promote and deliver them. In that way, the whole community can benefit.

Halswater Drive kea crossing

CPCA and other community representatives have met with WCC to renew efforts to remove the uncertainty for pedestrians and motorists of the road rules that apply to this crossing point. WCC recognises the problem and hope to be able to offer a solution soon.


A question was raised at the AGM on GWRC’s progress in delivering a Real Time Information Board at the Churton Park village stop for buses to Wellington. We have now received advice that the work is programmed for installation this month.

Best wishes to you all

Brian Sheppard – CPCA President