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  1. Leviathan, 18. April 2020, 9:28

    Courtenay Central is an interesting dilemma for Wellington. Closed for years(?) already, we still don’t know why it was really closed, and now nor do we care. Let’s face it – the cinemas upstairs are never coming back. They were never a good thing and now they are just a potential Covid breeding ground. And downstairs is the world’s most miserable indoor mall, also a potential social-distancing nightmare.

    But it could make a good place for a Library…

  2. Conor, 18. April 2020, 11:41

    Courtenay Central + the carpark + the convention centre is a lot of well placed real estate.

  3. michael, 18. April 2020, 15:50

    I believe the library must stay where it is. It is an iconic award winning building, next to Civic Square, and there seem to be no reasons why it shouldn’t be strengthened. And if there are any reasons, why haven’t WCC come out with them instead of remaining silent.

  4. TrevorH, 18. April 2020, 21:38

    Courtenay Place is sadly a slum. A bulldozer would be the best solution.

  5. Bruce Gibbins, 19. April 2020, 9:47

    The views of Courtenay Place are reminiscent of a Sunday-all-day in the 1960s. Never referred to as a wasteland, an absence of people and cars was just another normal day in paradise.

  6. Dyan, 19. April 2020, 12:56

    Courtenay Place is, in my opinion, the loveliest part of the city apart from Oriental Bay. I hope the buildings are never scrapped and replaced with awful high rise structures as has been done on Lambton Quay.

  7. Mate Rewiri, 19. April 2020, 19:04

    Courtenay Place was one of my favorite parts of Wellington back in the 90s. In the 70s it used to be the place where workers would go for breakfast before they went to work. In those days there were only a few Greek restaurants and Chinese takeaways.

  8. Ellen, 22. April 2020, 19:04

    Great tour through Courtenay Place. Of course there are still local people out walking so the streets are not quite empty. Courtenay Place could again serve as a more local retail area with a greater variety of shops (anyone remember the video shop, the gift shop, the hairdresser and all). WCC encouraged the bars in this area so can encourage other activity now. Looking forward to a renovated and fresh look around the bus stops with more public seating, better bus shelter design, and improved pedestrian flow. Should fit nicely into one of the funding buckets.