Social Wellbeing Framework

The Social Wellbeing Framework was adopted by the Council on 5 August 2021.

Promoting the social wellbeing of communities in the present and for the future is a key purpose of local government (Local Government Act 2002 Section 10 ). This framework has been developed as a tool to understand the Wellington City Council’s role in supporting the social wellbeing of its communities.

The actions of the Council to improve social wellbeing are set out elsewhere, for example, in Council strategies, policies, action plans, partnership agreements, the Annual Plan and Long-term Plan.

Social Wellbeing Framework entire document (380KB PDF) | Microsoft Word version (1.2MB DOCX)

Social Wellbeing Framework

  • Te Whāinga Purpose
  • Ko Pōneke tātou We are Wellington
  • He aha te māramatanga o tā mātou e kī nei, hauora ā-hapori? What do we mean by social wellbeing?
  • Te Pou Tarāwaho a Pōneke mō ngā putanga ā-hapori Wellington City’s community outcomes framework
  • Ngā tāpaetanga o nāianei a Te Kaunihera The Council’s current contributions
  • Ngā haepapa a te Kaunihera Council’s roles
  • Te horopaki ā-Rautaki Strategic context
  • Ngā Mātāpono Principles

Appendix to the Social Wellbeing Framework: Ngā take nui Key issues

The analysis to develop the framework identified these key issues that can affect the choices people make about their participation and contribution in the city. 

  • Increasing inequity and social disparity
  • Growing cities and social cohesion
  • Housing challenges
  • Physical and mental health – critical to social wellbeing and resilience
  • Personal safety and wellbeing.