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Greater Wellington 10-Year Plan & Revenue and Financing Policy consultations

Consultation on our 10-year plan is now closed. Thanks to all those who took the time to tell us what matters to you. Oral hearings are scheduled for 22 - 24 May.

At Greater Wellington Regional Council (Greater Wellington) our vision is of an extraordinary region – thriving connected and resilient.

We’re reviewing our plans for the next 10 years and have identified four key priorities for the region. Freshwater Quality and Biodiversity, Regional Resilience, Water Supply and Public Transport. The work we do to progress these priorities will affect you and your community, so it’s important we understand what you think.

We’re also reviewing our Revenue and Financing Policy to consider the way we fund Public Transport and Flood Protection programmes and consulting on minor changes to our Rates Remission and Postponement Policy.

We want to know what you think about these changes.

Download the 10-Year Plan Consultation Document

Important choices – 10-Year Plan

In particular, there are three issues we want your feedback on – improving the Wairarapa rail service and Capital Connection, investing more in emergency management, and water storage options for the Wairarapa.


Future direction

We’re also letting you know about some big decisions that don’t fit the timeframe of this plan. We want to understand how you feel about our involvement in the Let’s Get Wellington Moving project, our approach to economic development, and our work on a resilient water supply for the region.

What about rates?

Balancing rates and services is always a challenge.

The proposals in our draft 10-Year Plan require an increase in rates of $8 million in 2018/19 and $75 million over the next decade (2018-2028). The average annual rates increase will be 5 percent over the 10 years of the plan.

The proposed average increase in residential rates across our region in the 2018/19 year is $30.89 a year or $2.57 per month.

To calculate your own indicative rates under our proposed 2018/19 rates please visit http://www.gwrc.govt.nz/regional-rates-calculator/

Proposed changes to how we allocate public transport and flood protection rates
We are in a good financial position, but we’ve been looking carefully at how we use rates to fund all of Greater Wellington’s activities. Two of our largest areas of work are public transport and flood protection and we’re proposing a new way of funding them.

The Revenue and Financing Policy consultation is separate from the 10-Year Plan consultation, but they are open at the same time to make it easier for you to share your feedback.

Download the Revenue and Financing Policy Statement of Proposal

Consultation on our 10-year plan is now closed. Thanks to all those who took the time to tell us what matters to you. Oral hearings are scheduled for 22 - 24 May.

At Greater Wellington Regional Council (Greater Wellington) our vision is of an extraordinary region – thriving connected and resilient.

We’re reviewing our plans for the next 10 years and have identified four key priorities for the region. Freshwater Quality and Biodiversity, Regional Resilience, Water Supply and Public Transport. The work we do to progress these priorities will affect you and your community, so it’s important we understand what you think.

We’re also reviewing our Revenue and Financing Policy to consider the way we fund Public Transport and Flood Protection programmes and consulting on minor changes to our Rates Remission and Postponement Policy.

We want to know what you think about these changes.

Download the 10-Year Plan Consultation Document

Important choices – 10-Year Plan

In particular, there are three issues we want your feedback on – improving the Wairarapa rail service and Capital Connection, investing more in emergency management, and water storage options for the Wairarapa.


Future direction

We’re also letting you know about some big decisions that don’t fit the timeframe of this plan. We want to understand how you feel about our involvement in the Let’s Get Wellington Moving project, our approach to economic development, and our work on a resilient water supply for the region.

What about rates?

Balancing rates and services is always a challenge.

The proposals in our draft 10-Year Plan require an increase in rates of $8 million in 2018/19 and $75 million over the next decade (2018-2028). The average annual rates increase will be 5 percent over the 10 years of the plan.

The proposed average increase in residential rates across our region in the 2018/19 year is $30.89 a year or $2.57 per month.

To calculate your own indicative rates under our proposed 2018/19 rates please visit http://www.gwrc.govt.nz/regional-rates-calculator/

Proposed changes to how we allocate public transport and flood protection rates
We are in a good financial position, but we’ve been looking carefully at how we use rates to fund all of Greater Wellington’s activities. Two of our largest areas of work are public transport and flood protection and we’re proposing a new way of funding them.

The Revenue and Financing Policy consultation is separate from the 10-Year Plan consultation, but they are open at the same time to make it easier for you to share your feedback.

Download the Revenue and Financing Policy Statement of Proposal

  • Economic development - investing in the region's economic future

    2 months ago
    Economic development

    Greater Wellington invests in economic development in different ways. We invest in core regional infrastructure such as public transport, water supply and flood protection to provide the foundations of the regional economy. We also support the region’s economy by identifying opportunities and initiatives that deliver economic growth.

    One of our key programmes is the Wellington Regional Strategy, an economic development plan developed in partnership with the city and district councils. The plan is carried out by the Wellington Regional Strategy Office, and the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA). WREDA, a joint council controlled organisation of Greater Wellington...

    Greater Wellington invests in economic development in different ways. We invest in core regional infrastructure such as public transport, water supply and flood protection to provide the foundations of the regional economy. We also support the region’s economy by identifying opportunities and initiatives that deliver economic growth.

    One of our key programmes is the Wellington Regional Strategy, an economic development plan developed in partnership with the city and district councils. The plan is carried out by the Wellington Regional Strategy Office, and the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA). WREDA, a joint council controlled organisation of Greater Wellington and the Wellington City Council, also undertakes tourism, major events and venues activities for Wellington city.

    Greater Wellington funds WREDA at approximately $4.2 million each year to support economic growth in the region. City and district councils also undertake some economic development activities on a local scale.

    We are the majority shareholder of CentrePort (along with Horizons Regional Council). The port has a critical function for freight distribution and exports as well as providing the ferry connection between the North and South Islands. We will work with CentrePort and other key partners to develop a long-term strategy for the port land as well as plans for a multi-user ferry terminal.

    Overall for this area, the level of service is proposed to be maintained over the 10 years of the plan.