About the Business Improvement District (BID)

Destination KRL (KRL Business Association) is a local business organisation focused on developming and enhancing the success of Kilbirnie, Rongotai and Lyall Bay for the benefit of the wider community.

By uniting the efforts of local businesses, fostering a spirit of collaboration, and coordinating local initiatives, the organisation can help ensure Kilbirnie, Rongotai and Lyall Bay thrive into the future.

Destination KRL 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. The building owner pays the targeted rate, they then have the option to on charge it to their tenants.

Our Vision

  • The desire to create a unique, strong vibrant community in a high density city fringe suburb.

  • Profitable and successful businesses which are well supported by the significantlocal population.

  • Redefined to fully reflect the opportunities of 21st century urban living.

  • It is a place of exceptional lifestyle options and the location of choice for people to work, live and play.

Value Proposition.

  • KRL is Wellington’s poster child for embracing modern medium density urban living.

  • KRL is renowned for dynamic progressive thinking, new development and progress and has real ambition to be a vibrant place which embraces change.

  • KRL is explicit about its desire to be a flagship city fringe suburb for new ways of living, working and playing. We actively own the notion of change in a powerful, positive way.

  • It’s a place where we want people to aspire to live, work and play. It’s the place our future generations will want to be a part of, a place that sets an international benchmark for achieving balanced living in a 21st century city fringe suburb.

The Destination KRLCommittee – 2021/22

  • Jo Morris - Wellington Sewing Centre (Chair)
  • Ken Ah Kuoi - Ah Kuoi Lawyers
  • Richard Dalby - Wellingfton Airport
  • Jane Fahy - Real Aotearoa Gallery
  • Dean Galt - Pak N Savde Kilbirnie
  • Binay Jagat - Kilbirnie Liquor Centre
  • Angela Slaughter - Elements
  • Alex Terris - Kiwi Self Storage
  • Bruce Welsh - Rimu Architects
  • Sean Woods- Property Owner
  • BID Manager - Gary Holmes - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Marketing & Administration - Susie Jones - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Member Engagement - Martin Craig - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 The Executive Committee of the Destination KRL meets monthly on the second Tuesday of each month. All Destination KRL members are welcome to attend these meetings - just contact Gary Holmes for more information, and to register your interest.