Brochure including maps and draft bill (2.8MB PDF)
Council approval of draft Bill
The final Wellington Town Belt Bill was approved by the Council on Tuesday 30 September 2014. The final Bill contains changes as a result of submissions received.
Wellington Town Belt Bill - approved by Council (229KB PDF)
- The Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives will be consulted. Unless this consultation requires the Council to reconsider any part of the Bill (which is not expected), then the Bill will be introduced into Parliament when the house sits before the end of 2014.
- The Bill will then proceed through the normal process for a Parliamentary Bill, which will almost certainly include Select Committee hearings.
News - Unanimous Vote Sends Town Belt Bill to Next Stage - 03.10.14
Wellington Town Belt Bill - Next Steps - DLA Phillips Fox (156KB PDF)
In 2013, the Council approved a set of drafting instructions that outlined what a bill for a local Act of Parliament would look like and aim to achieve. This draft Bill is based on these instructions.
Proposed Legislative Change: Drafting Instructions (39KB PDF) | Text version (64KB RTF)
Local bills are promoted by local authorities and deal with matters confined to a particular area, in this case Wellington. It is proposed that Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson will be the local MP who introduces the Bill to Parliament.
Mike Oates, Manager
Open Space and Recreation Planning
Paul Andrews, Manager
Parks, Sport and Recreation