What is the Miramar Business Improvement District (BID)?

The Miramar BID is a non-political organisation driven by a voluntary executive committee dedicated to furthering economic development for Miramar. Together with the businesses, landlords and the community we are working to enhance prosperity, safety and security in Miramar.

BID Projects

Miramar Ave Development (ongoing)

Resilience and emergency (upcoming)

TV Screens

Bike Racks

Photo Box

Miramar Free WIFI

Murals

Currently the BID provides 3 hotspots: Larder, Gasworks and Miramar Vet (free access, no data cap). The BID is currently working with NZWireless (our current provider) for additional hotspots and have confirmation for three new Hotspots - watch this space - Peninsula Medical Centre, Unichem Pharmacy and the Peninsula Dentist, with continuing discussions with other businesses to add more hotspots.

Century of the Machine:

"Century of the Machine" is a mural which recognizes the Miramar Peninsula’s long and fascinating links to transport. It is located on Cobham Drive under the Wellington sign, just South of the Miramar cutting. The mural, which is in the form of a 35mm film negative, is 80 metres long and features 17 large paintings of a diverse array of transport modes, ranging from steam ships through locomotives to seaplanes and even water slides. All of the images are taken from photographs held by the Alexander Turnbull Library Collection. The oldest image dates back to 1875 and the most recent the 1960s. The artist chose to paint in simple black on white to create high contrast slightly abstracted forms which remain easily recognizable even in low light. They also hark back to black and white photography which was the way the original images were captured.

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The Miramar Dog:

"The Miramar Dog" is a mural in Park Road. Named after a book by a local author, this artwork depicts an oversized book shelf painted on the front of a power transformer building. This was a collaborative project between the artist and the community. All of the books (several hundred) were titled by local people via a Facebook page set up for the project. It is not unusual to see visitors standing in front of The Miramar Dog having their photos taken, or just looking at the book titles.

Wellington City Council in conjunction with Miramar BID have now completed the installation of the bike racks in the areas as shown on the maps below, thus completing another successful project between the Wellington City Council and the Miramar BID.

Location of bike racks:

Mary has been visiting a lot of the businesses asking them to complete the Civil Defence paperwork left with them, this is taking some time to get this information together, if you have not received the document please do not hesitate to contact Mary to make a time to call on you or to email you. The BID is interested in hearing from all Businesses as to their capabilities in an emergency and how your business would be able to contribute to an emergency. The Miramar Peninsula could well be cut off from Wellington in an emergency and we need to consider being self-sufficient not only in our own homes but in our efforts to get all businesses back up and running as soon as possible. The Board are currently working on securing the availability of generators for businesses in Miramar who may require them in the event of an issue, and also to provide the charging facilities.

The BID are currently working with WCC and their consultants on the Miramar Ave Development project, this project is a long term project with continuing discussions with the Community.

The first of the TV screens with a collage of 57 rotating images showing the history of Miramar Peninsula have been installed in the Peninsula Medical Centre. There are currently 2 TV stands which can be placed in your business for a 6 month period, the stands are strong and the construction of these has taken into consideration safety of the public. If you are interested in having the TV and stand in your business please contact Mary

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Goals

Establish and prove the credibility of the BID and demonstrate its core value to the local business community.

Develop a strong brand identity and reputation for Miramar that connects with businesses, locals and visitors.

Support and develop Miramars local economy and leverage current strengths for wider benefit.

Positively influence strategic investment in and around Miramar.

Board

Chairman

Thomas Wutzler

Treasurer

Phil Johnson

Secretary

Taryn Playle

Liaison Officer

Mary Anderson

Committee

Ann Privett

Dan Henry

Lalita Kasanji

Phil Hughes

Steve Satherly

Tim Alexander

Uli Muellner