The 2022 Wellington Regional Housing and Business Capacity Assessment Update (HBA) takes a 30-year look from 2021-2051 at Wellington’s urban District Councils (Wellington, Hutt City, Upper Hutt, Porirua, Kapiti Coast and Greater Wellington) capacity for housing and business. The HBA looks at demand for housing, compared against land that is available or identified for future growth. The HBA must also therefore assess capacity for the necessary infrastructure to support this growth, such as three waters (drinking, storm and waste) and transport.
The 2022 HBA shows that across the region almost 104,000 houses will be required by 2051 to meet demand. Based on current district plans, there will be a shortfall across the region of more than 25,000 dwellings.
HBA’s are updated every three years to inform planning decisions and related strategies, as well as to inform the community.