About GWRC

Our vision

An extraordinary region – thriving, connected and resilient

We have a fundamental role in the region to support the nation’s aspirations to improve the overall wellbeing of all New Zealanders. We provide the infrastructure and services that help connect and grow our region. Along with mana whenua, we are the guardians of the region’s waterways and land. 

We are also part of a large network and system – community groups, mana whenua, central government, local bodies and other organisations – working together to achieve the best we can for everyone in this great region of ours. Legislation directs the things we have to do and it is our role to work within this system and wider community, to establish and agree how and when those services and work programme are delivered.

In developing the Long Term Plan 2018-28 we focused our work programme on four key priority areas that the community told us are the things that matter.  Our work programme is organised within six activity groups to deliver to these key outcome areas.

Fresh water quality and biodiversity

We want to ensure the quality of the fresh water in our rivers, lakes and streams is maintained or improved, and our region contains healthy plant, bird and wildlife habitats.

Public transport

Our goal is to ensure the Wellington region has a world-class integrated public transport network.

Water supply

We’re working to make sure Greater Wellington’s bulk water supply infrastructure consistently delivers high-quality drinking water to Porirua, Hutt City, Upper Hutt and Wellington city councils.

Regional resilience

We want to ensure our infrastructure is resilient to adverse events and supports our region’s economic and social development.

For more information about Greater Wellington Regional Council, visit www.gw.govt.nz

About GWRC Factsheet 2019