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30-year strategy adopted to support 200,000 new residents

We’re happy to announce that today the Wellington Regional Leadership Committee adopted the Future Development Strategy – a 30-year vision for our region: https://lnkd.in/gWWRvpRv

The Strategy sets out a regional-level plan for housing and infrastructure to provide sustainable growth for a predicted 200,000 new residents over the next 30 years.

WRLC chair and Rangitane o Wairarapa iwi representative Darrin Apanui says the FDS lays the groundwork for a region filled with attractive, connected places. “Today’s decision will support the integration of new residents into our communities, with thriving urban environments with adequate, liveable housing, transport connections and access to council services.”

“We want to strike a balance between developing for growth, which improves new and existing residents’ access to essential services while protecting our regions’ natural areas and highly productive land.”

Mana whenua input in the strategy was also considered, with a framework – Te Tirohanga Whakamua – developed to prioritise development which is important to iwi.

Following today’s adoption of the FDS, work will begin on the strategy’s Implementation Plan which will set priority actions and timeframes for partners.

A huge congratulations to everyone involved in the development of the Strategy – and well done Parvati Rotherham for successfully leading the process.


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