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Wellington regional
Growth Framework

Supporting the development of a Draft Spatial Plan for the Wellington-Horowhenua Region. 

Wellington Regional Growth Framework
Planning & Policy, Local Government, Iwi

The Wellington Regional Growth Framework draft is a 30+ year spatial plan for the Wellington region (plus Horowhenua). It plans how the region will accommodate growth in the medium to long term and responds to key challenges and opportunities, maximising benefits and improving outcomes across the region. 

The project was a collaboration between local government, central government, and mana whenua. 

4Sight provided support to the Project Director and the project partners from December 2019 and into 2021. Our inputs into the project included:  

  • Working with project partners to deliver project milestones and report to governance groups;

  • Attendance at workshops with stakeholders, project partners, and technical experts; 

  • Data research and analysis for the project Foundation Report; 

  • Research for and development of the project Employment Analysis Report;

  • Working with project partners over two months to agree to a regional approach to the identification and categorisation of constraints as Wāhi Toitū (no go) or Wāhi Toiora (care required); 

  • Working with a project GIS analyst to develop constraints mapping and tangata whenua interests mapping; 

  • Drafting the project Constraints Mapping Report; 

  • Supporting the project's Integration Team to develop growth options and scenarios based on workshop feedback and test options against the project objectives;

  • Assessing consistency of the growth options with Te Ao Māori perspectives as part of a multi-criteria analysis;

  • Drafting key sections of the draft spatial plan; including the Tangata Whenua and Employment Chapter;

  • Working with the project designer to develop graphics for project reports and for the WRGF Spatial Plan and Foundation Plan; 

  • Working with the project communications team to develop the project website, newsletters, and material to inform public consultation;

  • Working with mana whenua to ensure the project kaupapa, Te Ao Māori and mana whenua aspirations were represented in project reports, future implementation projects and the draft spatial plan;  

  • Assessing the draft spatial plan against the directives of both the NPS-UD 2020 and the NPS-UD 2020 consultation document; and

  • Supporting the project partners to develop a draft spatial direction for future development in the region and to determine projects requiring regional cooperation to deliver the draft spatial plan.

The project facilitated collaboration and a partnership approach that will shape regional growth into the future. 

For more information, visit the project website here.

Wellington Regional Growth Framework
Planning & Policy
Local Government
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