Regional Investment Plan
The Wellington Regional Investment Plan was commissioned by the Wellington Regional Strategy Committee to align with the current Wellington Regional Strategy (WRS). It has been funded by the Greater Wellington Regional Council. By developing the idea of a ‘city-region’, HenleyHutchings is working with the Chief Executives and Steering Group to draw out a plan that is ‘larger than the sum of its parts’ to underpin regional and urban interdependencies and opportunities. Given some individual elements of investment projects are already in motion, HenleyHutchings’ role has focused on developing an overarching strategy that draws from economic outlook analysis, identifying investment sources and synthesising new information from focus groups and stakeholders. All with one goal in mind – to focus on investments that can help the Wellington region thrive and meet the not insignificant challenges of the next decade.
The investment plan will feed into the WRS which will support the development of a resilient and diverse economy – one that retains and creates jobs (especially high value jobs), supports the growth of high value companies and improves the region’s position in relation to the national GDP and national employment.
The following nine local authorities comprise the Wellington region and are represented on the Mayoral Forum:
Kāpiti Coast District Council
Porirua City Council
Upper Hutt City Council
Hutt City Council
Masterton District Council
South Wairarapa District Council
Carterton District Council
Wellington City Council
Greater Wellington Regional Council
The work on the Plan is governed by a Steering Group, comprising senior representatives of each of the local authorities and the Regional Council, Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) and NZTA. The local government mayors and chief executives have also played an integral role.