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We’ll investigate each of our 'Big Ideas' and, if the business case for them stacks up, will recommend they are funded and consulted on as part of the 2015–25 Long-term Plan.
The overall aim of the 'Big Ideas' is to realise Wellington's economic potential. That can be achieved by:
8 Big Ideas Brochure
Here are the 'Big Ideas' for economic growth:
Providing for large long-haul aircraft
Wellington International Airport’s runway is too short to deal with large, long-haul aircraft. A runway up to 300m longer would:
News - Airport Runway Extension Proposal - 04.02.14 | Our Wellington version (632KB PDF)
Helping high-tech companies connect
A CBD tech precinct would offer opportunities to:
News - Developing a Tech Precinct - 18.02.14 | Our Wellington version (602KB PDF)
News - Capital Tech Precinct EOI Released Today - 09.10.14
Creating a larger conference venue
At the moment we have good convention and concert facilities - but none large enough to compete for the biggest conferences or the biggest entertainment acts. A covered concert venue would also attract headline acts and more visitors to the city.
News - Exciting Waterfront Site Proposed for Hilton Hotel and Convention Centre - 23.12.14
News - New Conference and Concert Facilities - 11.03.14 | Our Wellington version (607KB PDF)
Building on the film industry already here
Miramar is home to Wellington's international film industry, which employs thousands of people and contributes hugely to the region’s economy.
The proposed runway extension and tax breaks on the filming of Avatar means there are opportunities to enhance the area, and its reputation as a centre of creative work, by supporting the development of:
A film museum would:
Improving the services we provide
Council’s services need to allow business to do what they do best - make money and create jobs so we need to:
News - Wellington open for business, outlook looking good - 08.09.16
Wellington City Council has a focus on being ‘open for business’. Open for business means that the Council supports the business community by providing efficient services, facilitating growth and supporting businesses that would like to set up or continue business within Wellington.
To work towards this, the Council needs to gain greater insight into what it is like to conduct business in Wellington. With this in mind, we have commissioned Nielsen to carry out a survey of Wellington businesses to achieve the following objectives:
Here are the key results:
Making it safer and easier to bike
Getting about the city and region can be made quicker and safer by:
News - Better Land Transport - 25.02.14 | Our Wellington version (626KB PDF)
Enhancing our environment
When it comes to quality of life, the Capital City consistently ranks among the world’s top 20 cities. Keeping this ranking will be important as we compete to attract people and resources. We need to:
News - Growing Our Liveable City - 04.03.14 | Our Wellington version (629KB PDF)
The Council, with the Wellington Employers Chamber of Commerce, hosted a business forum in March 2014 to explore ideas for taking the city and the region's economy forward. Here are the notes from the forum:
Business Forum - Summary Document (139KB PDF) | Text version (3.6MB RTF)
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