Long-term Plan 2018-28

The Long-term Plan 2018–28 was adopted by the Council on 27 June 2018.

Our 2018-28 Long-term Plan sets out the projects and initiatives we intend to invest in to make Wellington more resilient, vibrant and competitive, and make sure our residents continue to have a high quality of life.

It focuses on five priority areas:

  • Resilience and the environment
  • Housing
  • Transport
  • Sustainable growth
  • Arts and culture.

These priority areas are designed to respond to the challenges we know Wellington faces: significant population growth, which has an impact on housing and transport; growing competition from other cities that also invest in their arts and culture, and seek to attract skilled labour and visitors; the threat of another earthquake; and climate-change related events like rising sea levels.

The projects and initiatives we propose will require additional borrowing of $655 million to fund capital expenditure. We’ve committed to an average rates increase of 3.8 percent for 2018/19 after growth, and an average of 4.0 percent over the 10 years of the plan.

The plan is published in two volumes.


Consultation on the draft Long-term Plan took place between April and May 2018. To see what we consulted on and the feedback we received, go to: 

Draft 2018-28 Long-term Plan closed consultation

More information

For more information, contact the Planning and Reporting Team: ltp@wcc.govt.nz