Wellington is a lively city with a thriving cultural life, talented people, and cutting-edge businesses.

Cover of Wellington 2040: Smart Capital.

It's the nation's capital, home to three universities and has the country's highest average income. It is also a compact city with a dramatic landscape and good infrastructure.

Towards 2040: Smart Capital

Wellington City Council's long-term strategic vision, Towards 2040: Smart Capital, builds on Wellington's strengths to help achieve economic growth, greater success and an improved quality of life for all Wellingtonians.

As the city grows, Towards 2040 will help us respond to:

  • climate change
  • the needs of a more diverse population
  • the challenges of changing technology.

Towards 2040 also reflects a set of values that strengthens the city's special character and identifies four strategic goals for the city:

Towards 2040: Smart Capital

Long Term Plan

The Long-term Plan (LTP) is a document that sets out the Council’s intentions for the next decade.

Long Term Plan 2015-25