Adaptation to sea level rise

A community-led planning process at Makara Beach has resulted in the community recommending short, medium and long-term adaptation measures to prepare the community for the effect of rising seas and more intense weather events. Other parts of the City will also be affected, and we intend to raise awareness of the changing climate in the Eastern suburbs and the CBD. In future, we will need to adapt these areas to the effects of climate change. Decisions around stormwater, roads and private investment must take into account the changing climate – we need to learn to live with more water, and to design our future city accordingly.

We will be asking for feedback on the Zero Carbon Capital Plan from 15 April - 10 May 2019. To have your say visit Wellington City Council's website.

In addition, if you are interested in seeing what sea level rise might look like in Wellington City we encourage you to view the Wellington Sea Level Tool.

A community-led planning process at Makara Beach has resulted in the community recommending short, medium and long-term adaptation measures to prepare the community for the effect of rising seas and more intense weather events. Other parts of the City will also be affected, and we intend to raise awareness of the changing climate in the Eastern suburbs and the CBD. In future, we will need to adapt these areas to the effects of climate change. Decisions around stormwater, roads and private investment must take into account the changing climate – we need to learn to live with more water, and to design our future city accordingly.

We will be asking for feedback on the Zero Carbon Capital Plan from 15 April - 10 May 2019. To have your say visit Wellington City Council's website.

In addition, if you are interested in seeing what sea level rise might look like in Wellington City we encourage you to view the Wellington Sea Level Tool.