Let’s Get Wellington Moving, the District Plan, and the Bike Network Plan (together known as Our City Tomorrow) can guarantee affordable, quality, and accessible homes for all, and healthy, quiet, equitable streets in a thriving city connected by low-carbon bike lanes, light rail, and buses.
We want a city built for people, with thriving communities, green spaces, affordable housing, and public and active transport infrastructure that improves quality of life throughout our city, enabling people to live close to or sustainably access where they work, study, and socialise.
Decades of inaction have meant house prices are out of control and carbon emissions from car dependency continue rising. A whole generation of people are at risk of being forced out from the central city into sprawling suburbs, suffering worse accessibility, health, and wellbeing.
LGWM, the District Plan, and the Bike Network Plan present a huge opportunity to create a city with abundant affordable and accessible housing, a huge city-wide bike network, and rapid transit connecting our entire city- tackling the housing crisis, reducing transport emissions, and creating a liveable city for people.
We are a coalition of Wellingtonians and organisations including Generation Zero, Cycle Wellington, Parents for Climate Aotearoa, Renters United, Different Spokes Pōneke, and Sustainability Trust who all want Our City Tomorrow to deliver on this vision.
Link to our Spatial Plan FAQ here
Our City Tomorrow is the mega-consultation over 6 weeks on three big plans for Wellington: Let’s Get Wellington Moving, the District Plan, and the Bike Network Plan.
Let’s Get Wellington Moving is a partnership between local and central government to transform transport in Wellington. Right now, they’re consulting on Mass Rapid Transit and changes to State Highway 1. Delivering the right Mass Rapid Transit package is important for connecting our city better with public transport, reducing reliance on cars, and unlocking more housing around public transport.
The District Plan is Wellington City Council’s big rulebook for development in the city, laying out where you can build, how tall you can build, and all kinds of other rules that shape new development. This plan is crucial for enabling quality and affordable housing across the city.
The Bike Network Plan is Wellington City Council’s 10 year plan to build 147km of connected bike lanes so everyone can safely bike around the city. This plan is crucial for enabling people to switch from cars to bikes, and get around easily with zero emissions.
The Spatial Plan is a “blueprint” for Wellington’s growth and development, passed by the Council back in June. They passed a more ambitious plan that enabled more housing than we ever thought they would, thanks to our successful campaign.
But that Spatial Plan doesn’t do anything on its own. Now, the Spatial Plan will have to be implemented in the District Plan, which will implement the decisions made in the Spatial Plan, but also all the other rules that shape development.