Naming Policy Te Māpihi Maurea

Adopted August 2019.

Naming policy Te Māpihi Maurea (215KB PDF)

This policy provides guidelines and principles to be considered when deciding the names of roads, open spaces, Council facilities (including Council buildings and parts of buildings/facilities), suburbs, localities and sub-divisions/developments in Wellington.

Names are important. Making sure that we have appropriate names for features such as roads, parks and buildings is vital to protect and enhance Wellington’s character and heritage. Names connect us to the land and the environment around us. They help us identify precisely where places are located, which is vital for emergency and other services. Names also help us recognise and reflect culture, history and landscape, and they help tell stories about how we got to where we are today, and what has gone before.

This policy replaces the Open Space Naming Policy and Road Naming Policy.