Spatial planning was one of the areas of focus that the Commission and the Wellington Mayoral Forum agreed should be investigated after the reorganisation process was restarted in June 2015.
Spatial planning was broadened out to consider integrated planning in a second report. Drawing on feedback from key stakeholders in the region and from research on comparable examples elsewhere, the second report provides a high level overview of some of the key issues facing metropolitan Wellington, and examines whether there is value in applying a more purposeful, integrated planning approach to these issues. It also identifies three framework options for integrated planning within the Wellington context, and outlines a number of challenges and opportunities involved in addressing these issues in a more integrated way.
Councils’ had a full range of views on the value of spatial planning in metropolitan Wellington (that is the predominantly urban area west of the Rimutaka Range).
You can read the full Strengthening the Wellington region – progress update:
This report provides a high level overview of the advantages and disadvantages that a spatial plan could have for the Wellington region, and the challenges and opportunities for developing one. It also identifies and examines a range of options for preparing and implementing a Wellington metropolitan spatial plan.