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A petition with well over 8000 signatures was presented to the council March 2016

Save Jack Ilott Green
Jack Ilott Green was named for the son of Sir John Ilott who operated his advertising business out of a landmark building on the corner of Jervois Quay and Harris Street until it was demolished to make way for the park.
This small pocket green is one of the few green spaces remaining in inner city wellington.
Even though it is enjoyed by many people it has largely been neglected by council for many years, and this has given them an excuse to raise money by offering it for development.
In 2004 there was a proposal to build a music school which eventually fell through and now, even though there has been a dramatic increase in people moving into residential buildings in the city, in the council have approved in principle the building of a high rise building on the green.
We believe that Jack Ilott Green is an irreplaceable asset and any building on the site will ruin the symmetry of the Civic Square and have a detrimental impact on the surrounding space.
2015 - Scoop/Selling the (car) Park
We note that the artist's sketch of the proposed revamped Civic Square in the link immediately below has been conveniently cropped so the impact of the 27 metre high rise building proposed for Jack Ilott Green is not shown.  Wonder why???
2015 - Council eyes developers' dollars
2015 - Wellington Town Hall music hub plan gets nod from council
2015 - Public to have say on Civic Square precinct proposals
2009 Wellington Scoop article (April)
2009 Wellington Scoop article (February)
2006 - Peptalk
2004 - Submission from the Wellington Civic Trust
2004 - Speech  Keith Locke: Wellington City Council
2004 - Selling Ilott Green will be a council election issue, say Greens