Wellington’s new council – what does it mean for housing and planning?
With a new Wellington city council now in place, it’s time to examine the views of our new councillors on urban form, housing and a liveable city.
During the election, the excellent website Policy.nz asked candidates around the country to submit their policies and priorities under a range of headings, including ‘housing and planning’. Using this, LIVE WELLington has extracted the policies of our new Wellington City councillors. This summary table is available here, and our analysis follows.
10 reasons to support character
So much has changed since the Wellington City Council voted in June 2021 to strip demolition protection from more than two-thirds of the city's character areas.
LIVE WELLington argues it's time for a re-think, and to strike a better balance. We provided this letter to Wellington councillors, in the lead up to the notification of the proposed District Plan on 23 June 2022.