2021-31 Long Term Plan: Help us write the Great Wellington Regional story

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Everyday, in hundreds of ways, we work hard to protect and enhance this precious region we call home and right now we have some big decisions to make to secure our region’s future. This affects all of us and we’d love for you to be involved.

There’s plenty to consider, but we have a choice about how our region looks in 2031 and this Long Term Plan looks at all the big issues and how we can tackle them. As a starting point we’ve agreed on four strategic priorities, or guiding lights, to focus on:

  • Responding to the climate emergency. Urgent action is needed now and we have set a big, bold target to be carbon neutral by 2030 and climate positive by 2035
  • Improving outcomes for mana whenua and Māori. We are strengthening our commitment to working closely with mana whenua to achieve the best outcomes for Māori and the region, across everything we do
  • Adapting and responding to the impacts of COVID-19. We plan to lead the way in supporting our region through the COVID-19 recovery, transitioning along the way to a sustainable, low carbon economy
  • Aligning with Government direction. The Government’s setting some big environmental goals. Some are still evolving, and several align with what we’re doing already. We plan to be in the best position to respond well.

This is where we need your help. This affects all of us, our whānau, our friends and our future. Your views can directly influence the decisions we make because we should make them together.

In the Documents tab to the right you'll find the Consultation Document which outlines the key questions we want your views on. You'll also find the Supporting Information Document which outlines our plans over the next ten years if you'd like to dive in to the detail.

When you're ready you can complete the consultation submission form below, or if you have a prepared submission you can email that directly to longtermplan@gw.govt.nz

Consultation opens on Friday 2 April and closes at 5pm on Sunday 2 May, 2021.


This consultation is now closed.


Everyday, in hundreds of ways, we work hard to protect and enhance this precious region we call home and right now we have some big decisions to make to secure our region’s future. This affects all of us and we’d love for you to be involved.

There’s plenty to consider, but we have a choice about how our region looks in 2031 and this Long Term Plan looks at all the big issues and how we can tackle them. As a starting point we’ve agreed on four strategic priorities, or guiding lights, to focus on:

  • Responding to the climate emergency. Urgent action is needed now and we have set a big, bold target to be carbon neutral by 2030 and climate positive by 2035
  • Improving outcomes for mana whenua and Māori. We are strengthening our commitment to working closely with mana whenua to achieve the best outcomes for Māori and the region, across everything we do
  • Adapting and responding to the impacts of COVID-19. We plan to lead the way in supporting our region through the COVID-19 recovery, transitioning along the way to a sustainable, low carbon economy
  • Aligning with Government direction. The Government’s setting some big environmental goals. Some are still evolving, and several align with what we’re doing already. We plan to be in the best position to respond well.

This is where we need your help. This affects all of us, our whānau, our friends and our future. Your views can directly influence the decisions we make because we should make them together.

In the Documents tab to the right you'll find the Consultation Document which outlines the key questions we want your views on. You'll also find the Supporting Information Document which outlines our plans over the next ten years if you'd like to dive in to the detail.

When you're ready you can complete the consultation submission form below, or if you have a prepared submission you can email that directly to longtermplan@gw.govt.nz

Consultation opens on Friday 2 April and closes at 5pm on Sunday 2 May, 2021.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The Long Term Plan

    The Long Term Plan sets out the budget for the next ten years to help us clearly plan for some pretty big spending, for example buying new trains, or building bulk water storage. The final document is formed once the public has had their say including feedback on which big ticket items should be funded. This document gets reviewed every three years to keep it up to date with changes to our environment.

    We welcome your feedback on the Consultation Document and Supporting Information Document to help us form the 2021-31 Long Term Plan.

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    Consultation dates: 2 April 2021 until 5pm, Sunday 2 May 2021.

    It will take 10-15 minutes to complete the form. We suggest that you register if you think you may need to save your submission to complete later.

    The personal information collected from you during registration, and in your submission, is held securely by Greater Wellington. We use this information to develop and advise on the 2021-31 Long Term Plan (including compiling statistical information), to contact you to arrange your oral submission (if required), and to contact you about the outcome of the process.

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