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: 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).