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.)

Current projects

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.

The first phase involved identifying all existing identifying and collating all existing economic planning documents, their priorities and themes.
The second phase involved working with stakeholders to create a bold and inspiring plan to help unlock potential within the region.
Phase three involves implementing the plan – which is designed to be a living document, responding to the region’s needs as required.