Key documents

The Masterplan

The plan outlines a staged approach with the focus on the first few years:

  • remedying the deferred maintenance and health and safety risks associated with the current assets within the Basin Reserve
  • improving the use of facilities and land. 

Basin Reserve Masterplan (647KB PDF)


Wellington City Council 2015-25 Long-Term Plan

This document sets out the Council's intentions for the next decade.

Long-term Plan 2015-25


Historic documents and information

The Deed

Original permission for the Basin Reserve to be used for cricket and recrecreation by Wellingtonians.

Basin Reserve Trust Deed (49KB PDF) | Text version (204KB RTF)


The name

The earthquake in 1855 raised the area by 2m, causing a 'basin'. Innovative Wellingtonians decided to use the space to play sport.

How the Basin Reserve got its name