Part B: Our work in detail

Our work in detail

All our work falls under seven ‘strategic areas’ of activity (see below). For details of our ‘business-as-usual’ services, see the Long-term Plan 2015–25 (LTP) (www.our10yearplan.co.nz).

This annual plan focusses on new initiatives for 2017/18 that weren’t included in the LTP, key projects already under way and projects that continue as a priority during 2017/18.

Strategic area Key objectives Total Spend for 2017/18 New initiatives for 2017/18
Capital spend Operating spend
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1. Governance
  • Democratic decision making
  • Open access to information
  • Recognition of Māori

Nil

$ million

19

$ million

  • Implementing Living Wage
  • Community engagement
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2. Environment
  • Security of supply (water)
  • Waste reduction
  • Access to green open spaces
  • Enhanced biodiversity
  • Emission reduction

45.5

$ million

164.3

$ million

  • Predator Free Wellington
  • Promote electric vehicle and car share uptake
  • South coast resilience
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3. Economic development
  • Increased tourism spend
  • Improved investment attraction/digital exports
  • Enhanced city vibrancy

5.0

$ million

43.5

$ million

  • Tawa Business Improvement District (BID)
  • Second-tier sports events
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4. Cultural wellbeing
  • Sense of place and identity
  • Diversity and openness
  • Increased visitation (cultural tourism)
  • Exposure to creativity and innovation

1.3

$ million

21.6

$ million

  • Additional funding for arts/culture initiatives and events
  • Royal New Zealand Ballet (temporary accommodation)
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5. Social and recreation
  • Social cohesion
  • Participation in community life for all
  • Greater use of existing facilities
  • Creating a safe (and child-friendly) city

24.7

$ million

114.6

$ million

  • Projects to reduce anti-social behaviour
  • Discount fees for businesses with smokefree outdoor (alfresco) dining
  • Te Whare Oki Oki – assisted living for the homeless
  • Remove fee for spectators supervising under 8 years at swimming pools
  • Improve quality of play spaces
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6. Urban development
  • Smarter growth/urban containment
  • Resilience
  • Heritage and character protection

20.8

$ million

29.3

$ million

  • Rates remission for first-home/apartment builds
  • One-stop-shop consenting
  • Seismic building intelligence
  • Resilience assessment of homes
  • Town Hall earthquake strengthening
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7. Transport
  • Increased active mode share
  • Safe roads
  • Reliable transport routes
  • Reduced emissions

60.2

$ million

66.5

$ million

  • LED street lighting