Workshops, March/April 2017

Community and Stakeholder Workshops

In March and April, as part of our ongoing engagement, we held a series of workshops with community and stakeholder groups facilitated by UMR, an independent research company.

The workshops were designed to gain insights and feedback on a number of transport focus areas, and help shape material for wider public engagement later in the year. The workshops were not about making decisions. They were another opportunity for LGWM to listen and be guided by community input.

This is the presentation given at the meeting on 5 April, outlining a range of possible interventions that could be made in each of four focus areas. You can download the presentation here.

Economic growth and other plans

We know we want Wellington to be one of the best places to live in the world – smart, dynamic, people-centred, eco-friendly and connected: Towards 2040: Smart Capital

We also have ambitious plans to grow our economy by attracting more smart businesses, research institutes and students.

Plans include a longer runway, more flights, and exciting new facilities and attractions like the combined new movie museum and convention centre to bring more people here.

The Wellington Urban Growth Plan – developed in 2015 with community input – is about:

  • being a smart, vibrant, sustainable and even more people-centred place
  • having  a dynamic central city
  • looking after our environment, including our unique harbour, coastline and hills
  • being better prepared for earthquakes and climate change affects like sea-level rise
  • and keeping the city compact, walkable and supported by an efficient transport network.

Any options developed through this project will be guided by these and other already agreed city and regional plans.

Wellington towards 2040: Smart Capital

Wellington Urban Growth Plan

Wellington City's 10-year plan

Wellington Regional Land Transport Plan 2015


Wellington's Transport History

Wellington’s geography has dictated the location and form of transportation links, from the earliest Māori settlements through to the first land surveys in the 1840s and later European settlement. Many of the original routes continue to influence the transport planning efforts to shape the city.

 Wellington's Transport History (6MB PDF)