Our city is growing. The District Plan is up for review. The decisions we make now will shape the way we live, for decades.

In the next 30 years Wellington will be home to 50,000 to 80,000 more people. That’s going to have a big impact on where, and how we live.

At Council, it’s our job to make sure our city has a diverse range of housing. People want to live in communities that are safe from earthquakes and rising sea-levels, in a city that is green, compact, inclusive, and vibrant.

Earlier this year we asked people to tell us how they feel about four different growth scenarios. Each has its trade-offs. The decisions are hard, which is why we need your help to get things right.

NEWS: Local and international speakers address the big challenges and opportunities for our city

What is high density living, and can it be done well? How will modern design change the character of our place? Should we live with, or flee from the effects of climate change?

As we plan for growth, this is our moment to create streets for people; design communities that thrive; build affordable homes that are good for the planet and high quality.

Join us in a conversation about the newest thinking from here and overseas, and what it means for our city.

When: 5.30pm Thursday 20 Feb, 27 Feb and 5 March.
Where: Prefab Hall,  14 Jessie Street, Te Aro

The series is free and space will be limited. Learn more

NEWS: Wellington urban region completes first housing and business capacity assessment

Five Wellington Councils have collaborated together to evaluate whether they are able to meet growth pressures until 2047. The 30-year assessment looks at Wellington’s urban District Councils (Wellington, Hutt City, Upper Hutt, Porirua, and Kapiti) in order to capture whether current and future growth areas would be able to cater for residential and business growth between 2017 and 2047 in the face of ongoing demand pressures. This is known as the Housing and Business Development Capacity Assessment (or simply HBA).