Green Network Plan
The Green Network Plan sets the direction and targets for how we green Wellington’s central city in the next 30 years to address the current deficit, provide for growth and to address the climate and ecological emergency declared in 2019.
It is a key action out of He Mahere Mokowā mō Pōneke - A Spatial Plan for Wellington City and focuses on how we can address the current deficit of greening and parks for residents, workers and visitors in the central city as well as provide additional green infrastructure and public amenity as the central city densifies.
The draft plan was adopted by the Pūroro Āmua Planning and Environment Committee on Wednesday 27 October 2021. Next steps will be updating the plan in early 2022 to include an implementation framework that will guide how, when, and where green spaces will be developed or introduced across the central city over the coming 30 years. This framework will consist of targets around:
- Protecting existing green elements (parks, trees and plants)
- Planting more trees
- Enhancing and greening existing public spaces
- Developing sites into new parks
The implementation framework will direct how the vision of the Green Network Plan will be achieved by identifying actions and funding options as well as opportunities to partner with other organisations to green the central city.