In this section you will find all relevant background documents relating to the Planning for Growth project. This includes all technical and background reports as well as engagement/feedback summaries.
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Planning for Residential Amenity
This report forms part of the background work to inform the Draft District Plan Rules and Standards
Wellington City Council commissioned Boffa Miskell Ltd to prepare this report to assist with implementing the requirements of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 (NPS-UD). The report provides recommendations on what represents a reasonable level of amenity in the context of the requirements of the NPS-UD, and the potential planning controls could be used to achieve a balance of growth and amenity.
You can read the report at the link below:
WCC Spatial Plan - Three Waters Assessment - Growth Catchments Mahi Table and Cost Estimates March 2021
Following consultation on the Draft Spatial Plan, officers have been working with WWL and requested further information to help inform the finalisation of the Spatial Plan and the proposed approach to coordinating infrastructure investment to support growth.
This report is a response to this and it builds on the earlier WWL assessments and summarises the existing 3-water network constraints of key growth areas identified in the Spatial Plan and the infrastructure upgrades and environmental considerations required to support growth.
You can read the report at the link below:
Three Waters Assessment - Growth Catchments Mahi Table and Cost Estimates March 2021
Citywide Estimated Growth Distribution Figures
Wellington Outer Suburbs Assessment and Evaluation
Wellington Outer Suburbs Assessment & Evaluation Report (2020)
- Northern Suburbs Assessment
- Western Suburbs Assessment
- Southern and Eastern Suburbs Part 1
- Southern and Eastern Suburbs Part 2
Three Waters Assessments
Upper Stebbings Valley Draft Masterplan
Central City Spatial Vision
Wellington Regional Housing and Business Development Capacity Assessment
The Regional Housing and Business Capacity Assessment Report takes a 30-year look at Wellington’s urban District Councils (Wellington, Hutt City, Upper Hutt, Porirua, and Kapiti Coast) capacity for housing and business. The report estimates that based on predicted population growth across the five districts, and current development controls and patterns, the region faces a shortfall of approximately 9,000 to 21,000 dwellings. Without action, Wellington City will face a shortfall of between 4,600 and 12,000 dwellings by 2047.
Regional Summary Report
- Wellington Regional Housing and Business Development Capacity - Chapter 1 - Regional Summary PDF - 1852.16 KB
Individual Council Chapters
- Wellington Regional Housing and Business Development Capacity - Chapter 2 - Wellington City Council PDF - 1726.17 KB
- Wellington Regional Housing and Business Development Capacity - Chapter 3 - Hutt City Council PDF - 3985.95 KB
- Wellington Regional Housing and Business Development Capacity - Chapter 4 - Porirua City Council PDF - 8191.17 KB
- Wellington Regional Housing and Business Development Capacity - Chapter 5 - Kapiti Coast District Council PDF - 2814.31 KB
- Wellington Regional Housing and Business Development Capacity - Chapter 6 - Upper Hutt City Council PDF - 4160.37 KB
- Wellington Regional Housing and Business Development Capacity - Chapter 7 - Appendix 1,2, and 3 PDF - 17457.19 KB
- Wellington Regional Housing and Business Development Capacity - Chapter 7 - Appendix 4,5, and 6 PDF - 17866.51 KB
Planning for Growth Issues and Opportunities Report
This report provides a background of the overall growth issues facing Wellington City and outlines some of the key challenges and decisions ahead for Planning for Growth. The report highlights the various other topics that that are relevant to Planning for Growth and notes how they overlap and are related. The different topic ares covered are:
- Land use and Housing
- Infrastructure (Three Waters)
- Open Space and Natural Environment
- Climate Change
- Urban Design
- Community Facilities and systems
WCC Planning for Future Growth: Preliminary Baseline Scenarios
To inform the development of the four scenarios, we engaged Beca Limited to first develop a set of preliminary scenarios to help understand the opportunities and constraints to accommodating growth in different parts of the City. We developed four deliberately contrasting scenarios and evaluated the outcomes of each on a range of topics such as housing choice, transport, natural environment, and natural hazard risk. These preliminary scenarios were then refined further into the four growth scenarios above. For more information on these preliminary scenarios see the report below.
Pre-1930's Character Assessment Report (2019)
This report is a stocktake of our inner city character areas (Mt Victoria, Thorndon, Mt Cook, Newtown, Berhampore, Aro Valley/The Terrace, and Holloway Road) where the demolition of buildings constructed prior to 1930 is controlled by the District Plan. The purpose of the report is to gain an accurate and consistent view of how well this character has been retained since the areas were first identified in the 1990s. It has been commissioned as part of the Planning for Growth project, and our next steps are to talk with the community and residents about where and how the city should grow, while protecting the things the community values.