About the Business Improvement District (BID)

The Johnsonville Business Group (JBG) was established in the late 2020s. JBG is a group of passionate local business and property owners focused on developing and enhancing the success of Johnsonville for the benefit of the wider community.

By uniting the efforts of local businesses and coordinating local initiatives, the organisation can help ensure Johnsonville thrives.

The JBG BID is funded by way of a targeted rate. It is important to note that only buildings currently paying commercial rates within the areas pay the targeted BID rate.

This website provides a platform to keep you informed with regular updates on the progress of our Strategic Business Plan, which consists of the key initiatives being implemented by the Johnsonville Business Group Inc. This incorporated group was formed to manage the funds and activities for the BID initiatives.

Our Shared Vision

At one of the highest points in the Wellington area, Johnsonville has a vibrant businesses, hospitality and entertainment offerings.

It is pedestrian friendly and boasts integrated transport options.

It is inclusive and celebrates diversity.

Strategic Plan

Download a copy of our latest strategic plan.

Benefits of the BID

  • Stronger advocacy – A strong voice to advocate with local government and other key agencies on matters of importance to our area.
  • A unified brand – Opportunity to build a unified brand that will attract people into the area, generating business growth.
  • More customers – Attracting more customers through coordinated marketing and promotional efforts for the whole business district.
  • Professional management – A professional management team to implement our plan and reduce the load on volunteers.
  • Improved networking – Networking opportunities with both business and community groups.
  • Community connection – Strengthening the relationship with our local residents to better service their needs.

Committee Members 

Mark Kirk-Burnnand – Property Logic (Chairperson)
Dori Chin – Life Pharmacy Johnsonville
Michael Gray – Nada Bakery
Kamil Lakshman – Idesi Legal
Leanne Cubitt – Executive assistant to Greg O’Connor, MP for Ōhāriu (Secretary)
Kirsty MacGregor – STRIDE Centre Manager
Chris O’Connor – Lawyer, Strachan O’Connor
William Yip – Collective Real Estate
Mike Heller BID – Business Improvement Manager, Johnsonville