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How to get paid for more walking, jogging and biking

Press Release – Wellington City Council
With spring less than a month away, Wellington City Council is challenging workplaces to get more staff walking, jogging and biking – and reaping the rewards active commuting offers. Read more »

Two generations of support for Wellington’s character areas; warning of “foolish” deregulation

News from Historic Places Wellington
The Wellington City Council today voted for their “Planning for Growth” spatial plan. The proposal erodes protections of heritage housing by amending the “Character Area” protections. It also allows for high density intensification of up to 8 storey buildings in many of the neighbourhoods that provide us with the most historical, societal and cultural substance. Read more »

Councillors agree on ways to cut city’s carbon emissions

Report from RNZ by Harry Lock
Wellington’s carbon emissions are forecast to drop a quarter over the next decade – but the capital’s still well short of meeting its plan of being carbon neutral by 2050. Read more »

Shovel-ready – up to $30m for new sports campus in Upper Hutt

News from NZ Government
The Government is providing up to $30 million to help fund the NZ Campus of Innovation and Sport in Upper Hutt – an investment that will create 244 jobs. Read more »

The best density?

by Benoit Pette
The Wellington City Council is today debating the Spatial Plan – how Wellington can accommodate the 50,000 to 80,000 more residents expected in years to come. The vote will decide where and by how much higher new buildings should be built in Wellington. Read more »

Last chance to talk about the Golden Mile

Press Release – Let’s Get Wellington Moving
There are only three more days for Wellingtonians to provide feedback on three concepts to make the Golden Mile better for people and buses, following submissions from more than 1,300 who have already had their say. Engagement closes on Sunday 9 August at 5pm. Read more »

Kāpiti changing its Solid Waste Management rules

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
The Kāpiti Coast District Council is seeking submissions on proposed changes to the Solid Waste Bylaw 2010, which is up for review. The Bylaw manages litter and supports waste minimisation in Kāpiti. Read more »

Let’s Get Wellington Moving – what went wrong

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Opinion from NZ National Party
The Let’s Get Wellington Moving project (LGWM) was commenced with good intentions in 2016 by the National-led Government alongside local government in Wellington. The aim was to let bygones be bygones, figure out what Wellingtonians wanted, gain as much consensus as possible amongst key agencies, and design an integrated package that looked at the needs of the city as a whole rather than on a project-by-project basis. Read more »

$4b spend – National promises two more tunnels, and four lanes to the planes

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News from National Party
A National Government will invest another $4 billion in transport infrastructure across Wellington, igniting the economy and delivering the congestion-busting solutions the region has long been crying out for, says National Party Leader Judith Collins. Read more »

$4b transport spend is “what Wellington deserves,” says Nicola Willis

News release from National Party
Wellingtonians won’t be made to wait until the 2030s for a second Mt Victoria Tunnel under a National Government, says Wellington Central List MP Nicola Willis. Read more »

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