The Wellington Urban Growth Plan is our strategy to manage an expected population growth of around 50,000 people over the next 30 years.

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Showing 32 submissions for Wellington Urban Growth Plan.

  • Guy, Te Aro

    Mixed use, and mixed residents. Currently we are building ghettos - developments for rich folks, like Clyde Quay Wharf ($0.6million for a one bedroom flat?) and then also building slums for Asian students (Taranaki St anyone?). And then we build restaurants elsewhere. We need to put it all together, to get a real city. Rich and poor, living side by side, above the shop. Its the only way to do it.

  • Richard, Tawa

    Close to waterfront. Compact city, Wakable city, Green city, a very liveable city, safe city.

  • Anonymous

    Does not support the idea.

  • Geraint, Te Aro

    Fantastic. I think that the council should have a lot more say around the general design of new builds - we should be telling developers that their designs need to reflect the character of the city rather than just erecting the same old ugly buildings that currently dominate. We should also be directing developers to provide apartments that are more appropriate for young families so that they can participate in the city life along with childless couples, singles, and young people. While building upwards and not outwards is great, we need to think about how much height is appropriate and where - sometimes a very tall building can work, other times it's more appropriate to limit a building to around 5 or 7 stories. We should definitely be taking suburbs such as Te Aro and Mount Cook and developing them to have buildings around 4-7 stories in height in general. This may require the demolition of houses that are considered to be of heritage design. The settler design is one of Wellington's unique characteristics, but there is no reason why the design can't be replicated and even improved on in new builds that increase the density and liveability of inner city areas.

  • Katy, Ngaio

    Yes, inner-precinct revitalisation is the perfect way to manage a lot of different opportunities - intensification of housing along transport corridors and in the inner city makes really good sense. It does not need to be unique to Wellington, as it is happening around the world. But why try to claim unique when you can just claim great / awesome / something that works!
    However please do not focus on extending the airport runway. This is a red herring and resource sucker that is just not worth it. Focus on great inner city urban planning that will create a place that people will break down the gates to live in!

  • Libby, Newtown

    Wellington is the place of the possible - let's show it in our very street-scapes.

  • sofia, Newtown


  • Anonymous

    great, we need to keep up with being 'the' compact city in NZ

  • Brian, Tawa

    I think building some character into the inner-city precincts would make them unique Wellington icons. Also, these precincts should be connected by a network of safe separated cycleways, and streets that serve the needs of people on foot and bike over those in cars. Wellington has narrow streets, so a perfect opportunity for less car priority and more people priority in these areas. I would like to see a restriction of private vehicles to highly-commercial streets such as Dixon St, Tory St and Courtenay Pl and making them ped/cyclist only zones. Also, I support more trees in the City Centre, which are very important to building a sense of character into a streetscape.

  • Carolyn, Brooklyn

    It is necessary for social and environmental reasons. We need to keep our unique compactness and walkability.