Convention and Exhibition Centre

The Council has long-identified the need for modern and purpose built facilities in Wellington for our community to host events, particularly business events. A convention and exhibition centre will bring business delegates and visitors to the city and provide a venue to host and showcase Wellington’s key industries. The development of the centre will be a catalyst investment in what is a largely under-developed precinct. We expect a range of other developments to occur in the area as a result of this investment.

The 2018-28 10-Year Plan included $165.5 million of capital expenditure for a convention centre, based on concept plans. We have now confirmed the design and have more accurate project costs. The project incorporates a new purpose built convention centre on the Council-owned site on Cable Street, combined with an exhibition hall to host large international touring exhibitions, and a range of public spaces on the ground floor. The confirmed capital project cost is $157.8m. Planning is well advanced and ground works will begin on the site in 2019.

The Council has long-identified the need for modern and purpose built facilities in Wellington for our community to host events, particularly business events. A convention and exhibition centre will bring business delegates and visitors to the city and provide a venue to host and showcase Wellington’s key industries. The development of the centre will be a catalyst investment in what is a largely under-developed precinct. We expect a range of other developments to occur in the area as a result of this investment.

The 2018-28 10-Year Plan included $165.5 million of capital expenditure for a convention centre, based on concept plans. We have now confirmed the design and have more accurate project costs. The project incorporates a new purpose built convention centre on the Council-owned site on Cable Street, combined with an exhibition hall to host large international touring exhibitions, and a range of public spaces on the ground floor. The confirmed capital project cost is $157.8m. Planning is well advanced and ground works will begin on the site in 2019.