Our vision for Wellington is a great harbour city, accessible to all, with attractive places, shared streets, and efficient local and regional journeys.
To realise our vision we need to move more people with fewer vehicles.
Our central city is the core of a growing region. But growth - constrained by our hills and harbour - is creating challenges. Our transport system is approaching capacity and without major changes, it will start to undermine the very liveability and culture that is Wellington’s great strength. The community wants transport challenges addressed and supports significant change. We agree.
The recommended programme reflects LGWM’s ambitions for improving Wellington’s transport system over the next two decades.
The recommended programme was agreed by LGWM in late 2018 and used as the starting point for engagement with central government on the way to developing an indicative package.
The government announced the LGWM package on 16 May 2019. The package includes many, but not all, of the elements in the Recommended Programme of Investment. The three LGWM partners have since approved the next steps for the programme.
The government’s announcement of the LGWM package provides a clear way forward. The LGWM partners have agreed on the next steps to commence more detailed investigation of the elements of the package and how these will work together to deliver on our objectives.
While we do this work on the wider package, we need to make a start on moving more people with fewer vehicles. We’re proposing an early delivery programme to help change how we move into and around the city.