Urban development

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, and has a reputation as a beautiful, smart and innovative city. Wellington is also a dynamic and growing city. Over the next 30 years, the city's population is expected to grow by around 55,000 people.


We monitor residential growth and urban development trends across Wellington City.

Providing homes for Wellingtonians

We want to play a leading role in helping Wellington City meet its housing challenges.

    Population trends

    Projections show there will be around 242,000 people living in Wellington City by 2040.

      Managing growth

      Find out about the Council's strategies and plans for managing the city's growth.

      Urban design

      We fund improvement projects to provide high-quality public spaces and enhance the liveability of the central city and suburbs.

        Growth and development strategies, plans and policies

        We have several strategies, plans and policies in place to guide Wellington City's growth and development.

        Code of practice for land development

        The Council's Code of Practice for Land Development is the standard for development and subdivision in Wellington City.