Tawa - medium-density housing

Status Closed
Start date 9 November 2015
Closed date 18 December 2015
Number of submissions 58

What happened to this consultation?

Wellington City Council sought your views on allowing medium-density housing to be developed in Tawa.

Proposal Document (144KB PDF)
Projects - Tawa as a Medium-Density Housing area 
Projects - Housing Choice and Town Centre Planning 

A community meeting was held on 1 December 2015. See the meeting notes and the presentation given by council officers: Projects - Housing Choice and Supply - Feedback on Tawa.

Feedback received from this consultation

For a summary of the feedback we received, see: Tawa medium-density housing - consultation feedback

Next steps

  • January 2016
    Summary of submissions scheduled to be released.
  • On-going
    Council officers continue to investigate issues raised in submissions, and will liaise with community groups to produce a Draft Town Centre Plan.


Wellington’s population is growing and people’s housing needs are changing. There’s a greater need for housing choice to cater for one- and two-person households, a growing demand for lower maintenance properties, and a trend for people to want to move into different housing types in their existing suburb. We also need a greater supply of affordable good-quality housing.

The Council has a responsibility to give the community what it needs and to make it possible for a variety of housing types to be developed.