Physical: Shed 39, 2 Fryatt Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011
Postal: PO Box 11646, Manners St, Wellington 6142
Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) is responsible for a wide range of activities and makes a significant contribution to the overall wellbeing of the Wellington region.
GWRC operates in the following key areas:
-Provision and management of regional infrastructure and services – flood protection assets that protect urban populations and productive rural land; a secure supply of safe, high-quality water; managing regional parks; managing harbour navigation and safety; as well as planning, procuring and funding public transport services and owning the train fleet and public transport infrastructure
-Sustainable management of natural resources (land, air, biodiversity and water) and the control of pests to protect resources on which our primary sector, export economy and quality of life are based
-Strategic planning for the region – delivered through statutory instruments, such as the Regional Policy Statement, the Regional Land Transport Plan and the Regional Pest Management Strategy and also non-statutory instruments such as the Wellington Regional Strategy (the region’s sustainable economic growth strategy)
GWRC is guided by legislation, including the Local Government Act 2002 (LGA) which directs local authorities to meet the current and future needs of communities for good-quality infrastructure, services and performance of regulatory functions, in a way that is most cost-effective for households and businesses. The LGA also requires local authorities to be accountable and to ensure that their decision-making processes are open to the influence and scrutiny of their communities.