Part B: Summary of
Our 10-Year Plan
Our long-term city outcomes
Wellington City Council is continuing to work towards our long-term strategic vision for the city, as defined by Wellington Towards 2040: Smart Capital. This vision sets out our aim to grow and sustain the city as “an inclusive place where talent wants to live”. A city that is dynamic, sustainable and connected, with people at its heart. As part of achieving this vision, and after listening to public feedback, we have made the city’s resilience a key priority as we meet the various challenges from earthquakes to climate change-related events.
The strategic vision is supported by four long-term city outcomes that determine our core activities and set the long-term vision:
- People-centred city – People are the city’s greatest asset. Wellington’s shape and character will continue to reflect the people who live in, work in, and visit the city. The city will be healthy, vibrant, affordable, accessible and resilient, with a strong sense of identity and place.
- Eco city – Developing Wellington as an eco city means proactively responding to environmental challenges and managing the transition to becoming a low carbon city. It is important that Wellington takes an environmental leadership role as the capital city of clean and green Aotearoa New Zealand. Our many natural assets give the city a head start and opportunities as part of a green economy.
- Connected city – Wellington is a connected city, with easy access to regional, national and global networks. Connections are physical, allowing for ease of movement of people and goods; virtual, in the form of world-class ICT infrastructure; and social, enabling people to connect with each other and their communities.
- Dynamic central city – Wellington is a city with a dynamic centre, a place of creativity, exploration and innovation. The central city will be a vibrant and creative place, helping Wellington to offer the lifestyle, entertainment and amenity of a much bigger city. The city centre will continue to drive the regional economy.
These outcomes guide the Council’s core activities and projects.