What Matters for the future of our extraordinary region?

Kia ora, thanks for your interest. This project closed 30 April 2018. 

Greater Wellington Regional Council (Greater Wellington) is reviewing what we plan to deliver to our community over the next 10 years and beyond. We're developing our Long Term Plan which will set the direction for our work supporting your community to provide a brighter future.

The world we live in is changing. It’s very different from the world of a decade ago. We are adapting our thinking to address these changes and looking to what our region’s future needs may be.

In particular we’re continuing to invest in the resilience of our region so we are equipped for the challenges that climate change and adverse events such as floods and earthquakes could bring to the Wellington region.

While our consultation period doesn't open until Monday 26 March 2018 we are interested in hearing your thoughts on our key priority areas - you can add your comments in our discussion forums below.

Greater Wellington Regional Council (Greater Wellington) is reviewing what we plan to deliver to our community over the next 10 years and beyond. We're developing our Long Term Plan which will set the direction for our work supporting your community to provide a brighter future.

The world we live in is changing. It’s very different from the world of a decade ago. We are adapting our thinking to address these changes and looking to what our region’s future needs may be.

In particular we’re continuing to invest in the resilience of our region so we are equipped for the challenges that climate change and adverse events such as floods and earthquakes could bring to the Wellington region.

While our consultation period doesn't open until Monday 26 March 2018 we are interested in hearing your thoughts on our key priority areas - you can add your comments in our discussion forums below.

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  • Across the Wellington region we have a number of rivers, lakes and streams which are important to our communities to provide our drinking water, sustain aquatic life and as a recreational playground where we swim, fish and sail.

    It's important to us at Greater Wellington that we maintain and improve the quality of the freshwater in our region - if it's important to you too and you would like to share some thoughts please join the conversation in this forum. 


    Across the Wellington region we have a number of rivers, lakes and streams which are important to our communities to provide our drinking water, sustain aquatic life and as a recreational playground where we swim, fish and sail.

    It's important to us at Greater Wellington that we maintain and improve the quality of the freshwater in our region - if it's important to you too and you would like to share some thoughts please join the conversation in this forum. 


  • Greater Wellington Regional Council maintains the bulk water infrastructure which supplies drinking water to Wellington City, Porirua, Hutt and Upper Hutt City Councils.

    Protecting these supplies from contamination and natural disasters are key pieces of work so for us to ensure our communities can receive drinking water.

    We'd love to know what your thoughts on our drinking water and how we can protect this resource.  Please leave your comments and thoughts below.

    Greater Wellington Regional Council maintains the bulk water infrastructure which supplies drinking water to Wellington City, Porirua, Hutt and Upper Hutt City Councils.

    Protecting these supplies from contamination and natural disasters are key pieces of work so for us to ensure our communities can receive drinking water.

    We'd love to know what your thoughts on our drinking water and how we can protect this resource.  Please leave your comments and thoughts below.

  • We are working to make sure that if our region is affected by a major earthquake, flood, or slips that we are able to cope and continue to deliver the services our communities expect.

    This means having robust infrastructure so we can continue to supply freshwater to your local council for the drinking supply, continuing to provide public transport or useful alternatives after an event and that the homes and communities across the region are protected from and aware of the impact of flooding.

    It's important to us that the region feels confident that we can cope in an emergency...

    We are working to make sure that if our region is affected by a major earthquake, flood, or slips that we are able to cope and continue to deliver the services our communities expect.

    This means having robust infrastructure so we can continue to supply freshwater to your local council for the drinking supply, continuing to provide public transport or useful alternatives after an event and that the homes and communities across the region are protected from and aware of the impact of flooding.

    It's important to us that the region feels confident that we can cope in an emergency - do you have thoughts on how we are doing on this?  Please let us know below.

  • Waking up and hearing native bird song from the trees around us, finding eels in our rivers and digging up worms are everyday examples of how biodiversity enriches our lives.  

    We do a lot of work in this area including pest control, water monitoring for aquatic animals and planting native trees across our parks and forests. Is this something that you feel is important to the region?  Please share your views and ideas on how we can work in this area in the comments below.


    Waking up and hearing native bird song from the trees around us, finding eels in our rivers and digging up worms are everyday examples of how biodiversity enriches our lives.  

    We do a lot of work in this area including pest control, water monitoring for aquatic animals and planting native trees across our parks and forests. Is this something that you feel is important to the region?  Please share your views and ideas on how we can work in this area in the comments below.


  • Our region is the highest user of Public Transport in the country so it's something we already know you take seriously. Through our integrated transport Metlink at Greater Wellington we are committed to delivering efficient and easy to use public transport options to connect our region.

    We would love hear to your ideas on what public transport means to you and how we could improve it for the future - please leave your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below.

    Our region is the highest user of Public Transport in the country so it's something we already know you take seriously. Through our integrated transport Metlink at Greater Wellington we are committed to delivering efficient and easy to use public transport options to connect our region.

    We would love hear to your ideas on what public transport means to you and how we could improve it for the future - please leave your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below.