Our Priorities

Activities of Greater Wellington

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We are responsible for regulating the use of the region’s natural resources including our land, forests, animals and habours. Protecting the environment is important to us all. It is our home, our playground, the air we breathe, the waterwe drink. Learn more about how we will protect and enhance the environment.  More information →

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We manage and protect a network of regional parks, forests and water collection areas in the region to protect our water quality, biodiversity and provide a shared backyard for our communities.  Learn more about what we have planned for the future of our extraordinary backyard. More information →

 
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We are responsible for collecting, treating and distributing safe and healthy drinking water to Wellington, Hutt, Upper Hutt and Porirua cities.  An important part of our work is promoting water conservation and sustainability. We’re also working to help make sure people have access to emergency water in the event of  a major earthquake. More information →

 
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We manage the Metlink publictransport network and deliver public transport services to the regional population. We deliver services across an integrated network of bus routes, five passenger rail lines and the harbour ferry service. We are also responsible for developing and maintaining public transport infrastructure including railway stations, train maintenance depot, bus and ferry shelters, signs, and Park & Ride facilities. More information →

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We identify the likelihood of a river flooding our houses, businesses and farms, develop floodplain management plans, provide a free advice and consultation service, maintain and build flood protection infrastructure, work with the communityto improve the environment and recreational opportunities and provide flood warnings. More information →

 
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We coordinate regional leadership activities on a range of issues and priorities across the region.  Our long term approach is to develop and maintain strong relationships and collaborative programmes at a regional level to assist with achieving integrated decision making across the region. More information →