Wellington Regional Leadership Committee
A new regional partnership to enable better outcomes
The Wellington Regional Leadership Committee is a union of councils, iwi and central government in the Wellington-Wairarapa-Horowhenua region, formed to work together to positively shape the future of the region.
We’ve partnered together so that we can achieve better shared outcomes for our region…
Our region faces many cross-boundary growth-related challenges. By joining forces, we can solve our regional challenges, maximise our potential, improve existing communities and develop new communities to be places where we all want to live and work.
The Committee is responsible for three key areas: regional growth, regional economic development and regional economic recovery.
We’re looking at things from a systems-level: covering all interrelated aspects that underpin how we live and work. These include housing, infrastructure, transport, iwi/Māori housing, climate change, resilience and economic development. We’re focusing on better coordination and alignment across our region, to build a better future, together.
Our story so far
In June 2022 for our WRLC Partners’ Forum, we made a video to share our story so far. Click below to learn more about our project teams, their work, challenges, opportunities, and goals. (23min – full screen recommended.)
The WRCCIA will develop a methodology and assessment tool to assess climate risks around the region, to inform planning and growth activities. It read more
We have consulted on proposed changes to the Regional Policy Statement for the Wellington Region (RPS). These changes provide the regulatory read more
The HBA Update assesses the regions future residential needs, and capacity to provide for them - providing an evidence base to inform planning read more
The Wellington Regional Growth Framework
The Committee overseas the development and implementation of the Wellington Regional Growth Framework. The Framework is a spatial plan that describes a long-term vision for how the region will grow, change and respond to key urban development challenges and opportunities in a way that gets the best outcomes and maximises benefits across the region.
Regional economic development & regional economic recovery
A key project that has been developed, endorsed and is now in delivery under lead agency WellingtonNZ, is a new Regional Economic Development Plan.