Key Activities

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Activity groups provide an important link between the Plan's strategic priorities and implementation.

Greater Wellington has four key activity groups:

Environment and flood protection

Greater Wellington is responsible for the regulation, protection and enhancement of the Region’s natural resources. We are responsible for regulating the use of these natural resources, protecting the highest value biodiversity areas, managing flood risk across the Region and managing public land on behalf of the community including eight regional parks. We also look after the Region’s harbours and manage environmental threats such as pest plants and animals.

Read the Environment and Flood Protection chapter of the Long Term Plan. (PDF 1.3 MB)

Metlink public transport

Our Metlink public transport network is fundamental to keeping people moving in our region. Greater Wellington manages the Metlink public transport network and delivers public transport services to the regional population. We deliver services across an integrated network of bus routes, five passenger rail lines, the harbour ferry service and Total Mobility.

Read the Metlink Public Transport chapter of the Long Term Plan. (PDF 1.1 MB)

Regional strategy and partnerships

Greater Wellington coordinates regional strategy and partnerships activities on a range of issues and priorities across the Region. Our long-term approach is to build, develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels so we can achieve integrated decision making at a regional level and to ensure successful delivery of key regional projects. This includes building sustainable partnerships and relationships with mana whenua and regional planning with other local governments and central government.

Read the Regional strategy and partnerships chapter of the Long Term Plan. (PDF 1 MB)

Water supply

Greater Wellington is responsible for collecting, treating and distributing safe and healthy drinking water to Wellington, Hutt, Upper Hutt and Porirua City Councils. This work is carried out for Greater Wellington by Wellington Water Limited, a joint Council-owned water management company.  Providing the bulk water supply to the city councils involves managing an extensive network of infrastructure, ensuring safe, high-quality, secure and reliable water sources, and that our freshwater is sustainable.

Read the Water Supply section of the Long Term Plan. (PDF 1.1 MB)

Updated 26 August 2021 at 16:52