Wellington Regional Growth Framework objectives and challenges
Our challenges for accommodating new regional growth.
Sufficient and affordable housing and investment in infrastructure
The region lacks sufficient and affordable housing supply and choice, housing affordability is declining and a significant investment in infrastructure is needed to enable enough housing and quality urban environments.
Natural hazards, climate change and enhancing the region’s natural environment
Many of the urban areas in the region are vulnerable to the impacts of natural hazards and climate change, and as the region grows and becomes more densely settled, it will become increasingly important to improve resilience and protect and enhance the region’s natural environment.
Inequitable access to social, educational and economic opportunities
There is inequitable access to social, educational and economic opportunities across the region.
Poor access to affordable housing choices for Māori
Mana Whenua and Māori in the region have poor access to affordable housing choices.
The objectives sought from the Framework have been developed jointly by the project partners and reflect the particular needs for change in the region.
Increase housing supply, and improve housing affordability and choice
Enable growth that protects and enhances the quality of the natural environment and accounts for a transition to a low/no carbon future
Improve multi-modal access to and between housing, employment, education and services
Encourage sustainable, resilient and affordable settlement patterns/urban form that make efficient use of existing infrastructure and resources
Build climate change resilience and avoid increasing the impacts and risks from natural hazards
Create employment opportunities.