Wellington 2040 - More Time to Have Your Say

30 September 2009

Wellingtonians have more time to have a say on the future of their city as part of a project to develop a 30-year framework that will provide a vision for the central city.

The Council launched ‘Wellington 2040 - The Future of Our Central City' several weeks ago, and we were asking for initial feedback by Friday 9 October. However, because of the high level of public interest in this discussion, we've decided to extend it until Monday 30 November - giving you plenty of time to get your ideas to us.

The Council's Urban Development Portfolio Leader, Councillor Andy Foster, says 12,000 people currently live in the central city and a further 9,000 people are expected to live there by 2030. "Our challenge is to work out how to plan for that growth while at the same time making sure the city remains a great place to live and do business.

"This is the first stage of our consultation process and we want to know what you think about Wellington's central city, and what you think it should be like in 30 years' time."

You can discuss your ideas at drop-in sessions with Council staff at the Council offices on Wakefield Street on Tuesday 6 October from 12 noon – 2.00pm or 5.00 - 7.00pm and on Monday 2 November from 12 noon – 2.00pm.

Alternatively you can have your say online in the Public Input section on the this website or join our Facebook group by typing in 'Wellington 2040' on the Facebook website.

Public feedback is needed by Monday 30 November and will be used to develop a draft Wellington 2040 framework that will be put out for public consultation in early 2011.