Welcome to the Mt Victoria website

You’ve found the website for the Mt Victoria community in Wellington, New Zealand.

Our neighbourhood stretches along the sunny western slopes of Mt Victoria, on the eastern edge of Wellington’s CBD, and comprises around 2,100 households. The area was first developed around the turn of the 20th Century, and is now a mix of Victorian-era villas and cottages, more modern apartments and some light commercial activities on the lower slopes. The imposing presence of Mt Victoria (196m high) acts as a backdrop to the neighbourhood. Here’s our Wikipedia page.

Mt Victoria is a very active community, and local residents publish a monthly independent Mt Victoria Newsletter. The latest issue and archives are available for download from their website, and some older archives are available using the menu item above. The latest community news is regularly published on the home page; if you have news about our neighbourhood, you can e-mail us at kent[at]mtvictoria.org.nz.

The Mt Victoria Residents Association (MVRA) actively promotes the interests of residents to local and central government. You’ll find links to some MVRA resources above. And the Mt Victoria Historic Society also has its own website, detailing some of the heritage of our neighbourhood.

There is widespread concern about the intention to build a huge concrete flyover across the northern side of the Basin Reserve, and a number of local residents are involved in the campaign to save the Basin. Information about the campaign can be found at the Save The Basin campaign website.

Following the sale of Crossways on the corner of Elizabeth and Brougham Streets in mid 2008, the Crossways Community Trust leased new premises in Roxburgh Street. You can find information about the facilities and the rates at their website. The availability calendar can be found here.

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