Our work programme in year 2

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  • Restoring the environment

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
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    Having planted 1.69 million trees at the end of January, we’re well on the way to our goal of planting two million native plants in Wellington by 2025. Planting toward this goal started slowly in 1992 and has ramped up in recent years.

    In 2019/20, we will continue our planting programme and provide another 45,000 eco-sourced native plants to community groups. We’re also working with other organisations on growing a number of threatened native plant species, supported by our new Plant Conservation Lab at Otari-Wilton’s Bush.

    Having planted 1.69 million trees at the end of January, we’re well on the way to our goal of planting two million native plants in Wellington by 2025. Planting toward this goal started slowly in 1992 and has ramped up in recent years.

    In 2019/20, we will continue our planting programme and provide another 45,000 eco-sourced native plants to community groups. We’re also working with other organisations on growing a number of threatened native plant species, supported by our new Plant Conservation Lab at Otari-Wilton’s Bush.

  • Earthquake prone buildings

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
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    There are currently around 600 EPBs in Wellington. Around 120 of these are heritage buildings. Owners of these buildings are required to undertake work to bring them up to a satisfactory level of structural integrity. This year, we will continue to work with building owners and will develop an enhanced advisory service to support this programme of work, as promoted by Inner City Wellington and others. There will be a particular emphasis on buildings that have been identified as Priority Buildings, where timelines for strengthening will be reduced to 7.5 years. We are in liaison with Central Government around the EPB framework and will ensure that Council and Government effort is integrated and complementary.

    There are currently around 600 EPBs in Wellington. Around 120 of these are heritage buildings. Owners of these buildings are required to undertake work to bring them up to a satisfactory level of structural integrity. This year, we will continue to work with building owners and will develop an enhanced advisory service to support this programme of work, as promoted by Inner City Wellington and others. There will be a particular emphasis on buildings that have been identified as Priority Buildings, where timelines for strengthening will be reduced to 7.5 years. We are in liaison with Central Government around the EPB framework and will ensure that Council and Government effort is integrated and complementary.

  • Carbon emissions

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
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    This year’s review of the Zero Carbon Capital Plan focuses on continuing Wellington’s climate leadership by aligning our Carbon reduction targets with our ambitions, better understanding and supporting individual carbon reduction decisions, and transforming our carbon profile as the city grows. Initiatives in the plan include exploring dynamic shuttles to move people around where there is not adequate public transport. The plan will be consulted on separately in the next few months and builds on our success through previous plans in releasing our gamified carbon calculator built with Auckland Council, filling the city with shared cars and bikes, and reaching...

    This year’s review of the Zero Carbon Capital Plan focuses on continuing Wellington’s climate leadership by aligning our Carbon reduction targets with our ambitions, better understanding and supporting individual carbon reduction decisions, and transforming our carbon profile as the city grows. Initiatives in the plan include exploring dynamic shuttles to move people around where there is not adequate public transport. The plan will be consulted on separately in the next few months and builds on our success through previous plans in releasing our gamified carbon calculator built with Auckland Council, filling the city with shared cars and bikes, and reaching two percent of the city with our home energy saver audit service. Any new initiatives will be considered through the next annual plan.

    We continue to actively pursue opportunities to reduce carbon emissions across the city through direct investment in sustainable transport —­­ such as building cycleways, supporting electric vehicle charging, and increasing car sharing opportunities. Through our District Plan, we are also looking at minimum parking requirements and how we can support the city to grow in a compact and walkable way.

    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.

  • Makara Peak

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
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    We’re helping to fund and build a series of new tracks at Makara Peak in partnership with community group Makara Peak Supporters. This collaboration will see 16 kilometres of new track added to the current 40 kilometres in the next 10 years. In 2019/20, we have budgeted $525,000 on Makara Peak, this includes continuing to improve visitor entrance facilities.

    We’re helping to fund and build a series of new tracks at Makara Peak in partnership with community group Makara Peak Supporters. This collaboration will see 16 kilometres of new track added to the current 40 kilometres in the next 10 years. In 2019/20, we have budgeted $525,000 on Makara Peak, this includes continuing to improve visitor entrance facilities.

  • Zoo upgrade

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
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    Over the past few years, Wellington Zoo has completed stage one of its upgrade programme. This has seen the Zoo transform itself into a vibrant attraction with facilities that meet modern standards. Stage two involves further improvements to facilities to home additional animals. In 2019/20 work will begin on facilities for snow leopards at a total project cost of $3.7 million in capital expenditure over three years. It is expected that the Zoo will contribute $875,000 toward the project.

    Over the past few years, Wellington Zoo has completed stage one of its upgrade programme. This has seen the Zoo transform itself into a vibrant attraction with facilities that meet modern standards. Stage two involves further improvements to facilities to home additional animals. In 2019/20 work will begin on facilities for snow leopards at a total project cost of $3.7 million in capital expenditure over three years. It is expected that the Zoo will contribute $875,000 toward the project.

  • Zealandia

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
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    Work will begin this year on a Centre for People and Nature at Zealandia; this centre will provide volunteer accommodation and improved research and learning facilities. This is expected to be funded mostly by Zealandia between 2019/20 and 2020/21. The Council’s contribution is expected to be $800,000 towards the project.

    Work will begin this year on a Centre for People and Nature at Zealandia; this centre will provide volunteer accommodation and improved research and learning facilities. This is expected to be funded mostly by Zealandia between 2019/20 and 2020/21. The Council’s contribution is expected to be $800,000 towards the project.

  • Responsible Camping

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
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    We’re continuing to encourage responsible camping by providing facilities for campers. In 2019/20, we’re building a new public toilet and dump station in Evans Bay, at a budget of $296,000. Part of the funding is provided through a central government grant.

    We’re continuing to encourage responsible camping by providing facilities for campers. In 2019/20, we’re building a new public toilet and dump station in Evans Bay, at a budget of $296,000. Part of the funding is provided through a central government grant.