The Council's Role

The Council aims to look after and enhance the city's environment, including its many green spaces. We also try to protect the city's distinctive plant, bird and animal life, while providing great outdoor places for residents and visitors to enjoy.

The Council also works to make sure:

  • the built environment provides for the city's needs, including transport needs
  • resources are used efficiently
  • waste is disposed of in an environmentally sustainable manner.

What we're doing for the environment

Actions to protect and enhance Wellington's natural environment include: