Wellington Regional Leadership Committee
A 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.)
Regional Food Systems Strategy
This project will produce a strategy to provide a platform for region-wide implementation plans, to support building a local, sustainable, and read more
Future Development Strategy
This project will deliver a Future Development Strategy (FDS) and Housing and Business Development Capacity Assessment (HBA) for the read more
Regional economic development plan 2022-2023
Develop a plan to identify priority areas, initiatives and projects for the next 10 years. The ultimate goal is to create more jobs and for the read more
Regional housing action plan
This project answers the question of “what can we do collectively to increase housing supply in the short term (ie, next 5 years) and how should we read more
Regional emissions reduction strategy
This project will develop a collectively-owned emissions reduction strategy which directs the transition to a low-no carbon region. This strategy read more
Regional climate change impacts assessment & adaptation plan
The project is building a regionally consistent evidence-base of the impacts of climate change across the region, and developing an Adaptation Plan read more
Wellington regional growth framework and regional policy statement
We have consulted on proposed changes to the Regional Policy Statement for the Wellington Region (RPS). These changes provide the regulatory read more
Levin-Taitoko Structure Plan
This project will create a jointly developed and agreed structure plan read more
The Wellington Regional Growth Framework
The Committee oversess 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 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 being delivered by lead agency WellingtonNZ, is the Regional Economic Development Plan.