With the inevitable increase in petrol prices and the need to minimise travel - both personally and in the national and global interest - there is an equally strong need for a significant open-space recreational area as close as possible to the Wellington City community.
There is currently no Regional Park in Wellington City: Wellingtonians need a Regional Park, particularly given that they pay Wellington Regional Council for Regional Parks, but have none.
Massey Regional Park is the best opportunity for a Regional Park in Wellington City, given its spectacular coast and harbour experience while enjoying the extensive walking and mountainbiking tracks among the rural farmland and the quiet pine forests, and learning about the unique military history of the numerous forts that have defended us over the centuries. It is also a place of refuge for our biodiversity, and a CO2 sink to offset the demands our community places on our air.
It is named after the William Ferguson Massey, the Prime Minister of New Zealand through WWI 1912-1925, whose soul rests at the Massey Memorial at the northern tip of the Park.
SUPPORT THE CREATION OF A MASSEY REGIONAL PARK FOR WELLINGTON CITY
We urge Wellingtonians to:
Support the creation of Massey Regional Park on this unique and nationally important coastal and harbour landscape within Wellington City.
Ensure that Councillors and MP's protect this 150 ha. outstanding and easily accessible by public transport, coastal landscape for our community to enjoy now, and into the future for the generations to come.
The land does not need to be purchased, as Massey Regional Park is government owned property and reserve and is sitting there waiting to become our Massey Regional Park.