New Bill to Protect Town Belt & New Management Plan for Botanic Gardens

8 April 2014

We’re seeking your feedback on two important projects: the final stage of the Town Belt Legislative Review (the Wellington Town Belt Bill) and the Botanic Garden of Wellington Draft Management Plan 2014.

View of Wellington Harbour from a ridge in the Town Belt.

Have your say on two consultations on Wellington's open spaces


The draft management plan will provide a clear framework for the Council to manage the Botanic Gardens over the next 10 years.

The main proposals in this plan include:

  • the development of a children’s garden
  • developing the Treehouse as a major visitor centre
  • establishing the Cockayne Centre at Otari-Wilton’s Bush.

The Wellington Town Belt Bill will strengthen and protect the Town Belt. The Bill will help modernise the governance arrangements for the Town Belt under the Town Belt deed.

To have your say on the Bill and the draft plan, complete the online or printable submission forms on the consultation pages below.

If you’d like to make an oral submission to Councillors in support of your written submission for either of these consultations, please let us know and provide your contact details. 

You can request more information at our libraries, our service centre or phone (04) 499 4444.

Have your say

Wellington Town Belt Bill

Send your comments about the Town Belt:

Comments on the Wellington Town Belt Bill are due by 5pm, Monday 19 May.

Botanic Gardens of Wellington Draft Management Plan

Send your comments on the draft plan:

Comments on the Botanic Gardens of Wellington Draft Management Plan are due by 5pm, Tuesday 3 June.