Part A: Introduction

The Mayor and Councillors’ 3-year work programme (Triennium Plan)

Following the election in October 2016, the Mayor and Councillors consulted with stakeholders and the community to determine what the Council’s priorities for the next 3 years should be. The resulting plan sets out goals and ‘areas of focus’ for the Council’s work programme for 2016–19.

The 3-year work programme retains the approach outlined in the Long-term Plan 2015–25 (LTP) (doing the basics well and investing in the city to secure growth), while also including new goals and programmes to respond to new challenges facing Wellington, such as housing affordability, transport, sustainability, and resilience.

The table below provides an overview of the plan’s goals, focus areas, and key initiatives that are included in the Annual Plan 2017/18.

The full Triennium Plan can be found on page 128.

Vision: Wellington Towards 2040: Smart City
Long-term goals
  • Connected City – People, places, and ideas access networks to forge physical, virtual and social connections
  • People-Centred City – A healthy, vibrant, affordable and resilient city with a strong sense of identity and place
  • Eco-City – The capital of clean and green New Zealand
  • Dynamic Central City – A place of creativity, exploration and innovation that offers the lifestyle of a much larger city
3-year work programme goals Icon of cityscape
Goal 1: More resilient
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Goal 2: Smarter growth
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Goal 3: People-focussed
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Goal 4: More sustainable
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​Goal 5: Improving the way we work
Focus areas 
2016–19
  • Safer homes, and more robust infrastructure (Urban development)
  • An economy ready to survive, adapt and thrive (Economic development)
  • Connected and prepared communities (Cultural wellbeing)
  • Economic and job growth (Economic development)
  • Housing our people (Urban development)
  • Designing the city for growth (Economic development)
  • Capital of Culture (Cultural wellbeing)
  • Community planning (Governance)
  • Clean, green, safe and inclusive city (Environment)
  • Our Natural Capital (Environment)
  • Waste management and minimisation (Environment)
  • Reducing emissions (Environment)
  • Living Wage (Governance)
  • Improved engagement (Governance)
  • Improved performance monitoring (Governance)
New for 2017/18
  • More resilient homes – resilience assessments (Urban development)
  • Smart building sensors (Urban development)
  • Town Hall earthquake strengthening (Urban development)
  • Discount fees for smokefree alfresco dining (Social and recreation)
  • Rates Remission for first-home builders (Urban development)
  • Tawa Business Improvement District (Economic development)
  • Significant sporting events (Economic development)
  • LED street lighting (Transport)
  • Arts and Culture funding – Capital of Culture (Cultural wellbeing)
  • St James Theatre, Royal Ballet (Cultural wellbeing)
  • Remove swimming pool spectator fees
  • Te Whare Oki Oki - assisted accommodation for the homeless (Social and recreation)
  • Projects to reduce anti-social behaviour (Social and recreation)
  • Play areas (Social and recreation)
  • Predator Free Wellington (Environment)
  • Electric vehicle and car share car parks (Environment)
  • Improved Lyall Bay Resilience (Environment)
  • Develop one-stop shop consenting (Urban development)
  • Expand community engagement resources (Governance)
  • Continue implementing the Living Wage (Governance)

Note: Items in italics indicate the relevant Council work area