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Our direction

Our direction

Represented by our wharenui, Greater Wellington’s direction integrates key strategic drivers and frameworks that link us together and guide us toward success.

Diagram showing Greater Wellington's strategic direction


Our long term impact 

Everything we do contributes towards improving the environmental, social, cultural, and economic wellbeing of our Region. We describe these long-term impacts through our Community Outcomes:

Nui te ora o te taiao | Thriving environment 

Healthy waterways and coastal waters, clean and safe drinking water, unique landscapes, indigenous biodiversity, sustainable land use and a prosperous low emissions economy.

He hapori kotahi | Connected communities 

A vibrant and liveable region in which people can move around on safe, sustainable, and effective public transport, there is inclusive and equitable participation, and our sustainable rural and urban centres are connected to each other.

He manawaroa te āpōpō | Resilient Future 

Safe and healthy communities, a strong and thriving regional economy, adapting to the effects of climate change and natural hazards, community preparedness and modern robust infrastructure.

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Our focus

We know the long-term outcomes we want to achieve, and we want to make sure we are moving in the right direction over the next 10 years. 

We have weighed up the challenges on the horizon, to come up with four strategic focus areas. These focus areas are Greater Wellington-wide priorities that guide our decisions and support us to focus our delivery in ways that contribute toward our vision of an extraordinary region – thriving environment, connected communities and resilient future.

Icons of the four focus areas: partnerships, environment, climate change, and equitable access

Active mana whenua partnerships and participation for improved outcomes for Māori  

Holistic approaches to deliver improved outcomes for te taiao  

Leading action for climate resilience and emissions reduction  

Improving access to services and equity of outcomes through participation with communities   

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Updated 10 July 2024 at 15:58