Wellington City’s population is expected to grow by around 50,000 people and 22,000 new homes over the next 30 years. The Urban Growth Plan is our strategy to manage this growth sustainably by ensuring that new houses, transport networks, infrastructure and services are provided where needed.
The guiding principles behind the plan are that we want to:
Our strategy is to direct urban growth where it will benefit the city most:
Urban growth will be supported by investment in public transport, cycling and other transport networks. It will also involve investment in town centres, open spaces, community facilities and other infrastructure.
To put the Urban Growth Plan into action, an Implementation Plan has been developed. This identifies the priority projects for the next 10 years, including:
The draft documents were presented to the Council on 24 June 2015 and adopted. To see the final documents: Policies - Wellington Urban Growth Plan
Wellington Urban Growth Plan (8MB PDF)
Implementation Plan (1.7MB PDF)
Summary Document (1.7MB PDF)
You will be able to hear a presentation and ask questions about the draft Wellington Urban Growth Plan and Implementation Plan at a public forum at 6pm, Wednesday 1 April 2015 in the Central Library Community Room (mezzanine level).
The draft Wellington Urban Growth Plan was consulted upon between 16 September and 17 October 2014. At this time, 89 submissions were received from local residents, community associations, private developers, businesses, special interest groups, infrastructure providers, government bodies and local councils. For more information on this consultation: Closed Consultations - Wellington Urban Growth
66% Feedback received that supports our overall plan
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66% Feedback received that supports this idea
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