Development of former golf club land

13 Nov 2023

Wellington Airport will begin making use of land acquired from Miramar Golf Club in 2024 by creating a new car parking area immediately east of the airport.

The new space is needed to relocate car park capacity due to other works taking place around the airport precinct.

Earthworks are scheduled to begin in August 2024 and is likely to take up to seven months to complete. The area is 300 metres by 90 metres and will include landscaping and boundary treatments to improve its visual amenity.

Miramar Golf Club have rearranged the course layout so that 18 holes are still available to golfers until 1 January 2025 when Wellington Airport takes full possession of the remainder of the southern part of the site.

There are no immediate plans for how this additional land beyond the new carpark will be used yet, and any future development is likely to involve community consultation and happen gradually in stages over time.

As part of this transition, Wellington Airport will be consulting the community next year on a landscape buffer area with attractive new green spaces. This could include new plantings, walkways and cycle paths.

Wellington Airport purchased the 12.9 hectares of land covering the back nine holes in 2019 and secured a designation for airport purposes over the site in 2022. This designation authorises Wellington Airport to carry out works and activities for airport purposes in this area.

More information on these plans including pictures and maps are available here.