News | 29 April 2024
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Wellington’s key infrastructure: By the numbers

Investment in important infrastructure is a big focus of our Long-term Plan 2024-34 proposals, which are currently out for community consultation.

Cyclists and walker on Ōmarukaikuru/Pt Jerningham pathways.

We are responsible for looking after billions of dollars worth of city assets, including $1.6 billion in transport and infrastructure alone, and then there's parks, cemeteries and other facilities we own. 
So, what do we mean when we talk about Wellington City Council’s infrastructure? See a snapshot below and have your say on have your say on Wellington’s 10-year plan and budget. 

  • 2,757km of pipes across our three waters network
  • 105 three waters pump stations 
  • Two wastewater treatment plants (Moa Point and Kārori)
  • The Southern Landfill, Capital Compost, the Tip Shop and Recycle Centre
  • 904km of footpaths
  • 19,000 streetlights 
  • 700km of roads, with 40km of bike lanes, 8km of bus priority lanes and 2km of bridges and tunnels
  • 200 seawalls
  • Buildings and grounds for various cultural and sporting activities including the Town Hall, Tākina, TSB Bank Arena, Te Whaea National Dance and Drama Centre, Sky Stadium, Basin Reserve and City Gallery
  • 275 social housing buildings
  • 4,305ha of parks, reserves and beaches
  • 387km of walking and biking tracks
  • Botanic Gardens, Berhampore Golf Course, Berhampore Nursery, Clyde Quay Boat Harbour and Evans Bay Marina.
  • 44 natural and 11 artificial sportsfields 
  • 4 cemeteries
  • 108 playgrounds 
  • 7 Skate parks 
  • 277 community facilities including: 7 swimming pools, 12 libraries, 5 recreation centres, 25 community centres, 1 marae, 13 community spaces in Council housing buildings, and 83 public toilets.