What is underutilised land and why is it important?


Throughout our city are many sites that sit idle or underutilised. Huge tracts of land are crying out for leadership to develop the homes, green spaces and small business facilities we all deserve.  Live Wellington defines underutilised land as land that

  • allowed to be developed for housing and mixed use under current planning rules
  • is vacant, used for storage and parking, or occupied by low-quality low-rise commercial development

We also include derelict buildings. 

Many of these sites are close to public transport and could be developed to create strong hearts for new 15 minute communities.  There is enough underutilised land to provide tens of thousands of quality homes across the city close to public transport and local facilities.