Planning for growth

We are expecting an additional 50-80,000 more people to call Wellington home over the next 30 years. We are required, under the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity, to ensure we have enough land available to meet residential and commercial land demand across the city for the short, medium and long term. To ensure we can accommodate this growth we need to have a coordinated plan. We need to review our Urban Growth Plan and the District Plan to be able to direct the expected population growth into the most appropriate places, manage new development to ensure the city remains compact, inclusive and connected, green, resilient, vibrant and prosperous, and to attract meaningful investment.

In 2019 we will be engaging with the community about how growth could be distributed across the city. This will help us to develop a spatial plan for the city by early 2020. The spatial plan is a coordinated plan to manage urban growth and development and will set the policy direction to inform the District Plan review. We will develop the plan in coordination with Greater Wellington Regional Council’s regional plan. We will begin engagement on the District Plan review in mid-2019.

Join the planning for growth conversation.

We are expecting an additional 50-80,000 more people to call Wellington home over the next 30 years. We are required, under the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity, to ensure we have enough land available to meet residential and commercial land demand across the city for the short, medium and long term. To ensure we can accommodate this growth we need to have a coordinated plan. We need to review our Urban Growth Plan and the District Plan to be able to direct the expected population growth into the most appropriate places, manage new development to ensure the city remains compact, inclusive and connected, green, resilient, vibrant and prosperous, and to attract meaningful investment.

In 2019 we will be engaging with the community about how growth could be distributed across the city. This will help us to develop a spatial plan for the city by early 2020. The spatial plan is a coordinated plan to manage urban growth and development and will set the policy direction to inform the District Plan review. We will develop the plan in coordination with Greater Wellington Regional Council’s regional plan. We will begin engagement on the District Plan review in mid-2019.

Join the planning for growth conversation.