Greater Wellington Regional Council

Pōneke/Wellington Constituency
The Greater Wellington Regional Council makes decisions about managing resources in the region, such as air, water, soil and the coastline. It also carries out plant and pest control, helps prepare for natural disasters, and is involved in regional transport. The council is made up of 13 councillors. Councillors are elected to represent constituencies (areas in the region). Five councillors will be elected from the Pōneke/Wellington constituency. This is a single transferable vote (STV) election, so you vote by ranking the candidates on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Greater Wellington Regional Council election.

Jobs and economy

Many councils help support local business and economic development. Some promote tourism in their area, or provide business support services and grants.

Jobs and economy

Many councils help support local business and economic development. Some promote tourism in their area, or provide business support services and grants.

  • Support the technology and innovation sector. Make Wellington the startup capital of NZ. Connect initiatives like CreativeHQ and Callaghan Innovation.

    Relaunch the most successful international recruitment initiative 'LookSee' through WellingtionNZ. In 2017 it attached 28,000 tech applicants.

    Support graduates with internships, grad programmes and apprenticeships. Work with tertiary institutions and the business sector to help graduates into work.

  • Development: a planned and joined-up approach to development – with close integration to public infrastructure.

    Sector development: supporting key business sectors to sustain and grow their enterprises – film, digital, knowledge, logistics etc.

    Selling Wellington: a new approach to selling Wellington to visitors a new "Absolutely Positively Wellington" campaign.

  • Aim to have public transport link to each other and with businesses, effectively and efficiently.

    Incentivise businesses to recycle and dispose of waste responsibly.

    A big aim would be to maintain, progress and market our regional parks effectively, and especially to promote healthy living.

  • Prioritise local businesses for council procurement and develop a community wealth building plan that prioritises long term wellbeing.

    Support our technology and services industries in ways that keep wealth in the country, improve conditions for workers and attract talent.

    Secure government support for a compensation fund for businesses disrupted by construction of major transport and infrastructure projects.

  • Ensure all new developments are designed for active local transport to create thriving communities and businesses.

    Make long term investments that support innovation and productivity, and grow the capability of local people.

    Ensure that regional council is a model employer, supporting a living wage region.

  • Prioritise local businesses for council procurement and develop a community wealth building plan that prioritises long term wellbeing.

    Support our technology and services industries in ways that keep wealth in the country, improve conditions for workers and attract talent.

    Secure government support for a compensation fund for businesses disrupted by construction of major transport and infrastructure projects.

  • Support local business with accessible public transport links that will bring customers to them.

    Ensure the continuity and affordability of key services to provide continuity to businesses in our region.

    Make sure tourism works for us by managing its impact on our natural environment.

  • Promote regional council as a workplace that is inclusive and welcomes diversity.

  • Make sure the GWRC pays the Living Wage as minimum to its staff and requires the same of its contractors.

    Ensure 80% of the Greater Wellington Regional Council's focus goes on the budget item which uses 80% of its rates income – public transport improvement.

    Support Wellington region's businesses as climate change adaptation erodes established business models.

  • Support implementation of Te Matarau a Māui/ Māori economic development strategy in the Wellington region by investing in Māori business development.

    Support financially WellingtonNZ's Wellington regional economic development plan 8/2022 with target of 100,000 'decent' jobs within 30 years.

    Commit to support through Greater Wellington Regional Council's regional planning role quality urban intensification to deliver economic growth though agglomeration.

  • Support the technology and innovation sector. Make Wellington the startup capital of NZ. Connect initiatives like CreativeHQ and Callaghan Innovation.

    Relaunch the most successful international recruitment initiative 'LookSee' through WellingtionNZ. In 2017 it attached 28,000 tech applicants.

    Support graduates with internships, grad programmes and apprenticeships. Work with tertiary institutions and the business sector to help graduates into work.

  • Development: a planned and joined-up approach to development – with close integration to public infrastructure.

    Sector development: supporting key business sectors to sustain and grow their enterprises – film, digital, knowledge, logistics etc.

    Selling Wellington: a new approach to selling Wellington to visitors a new "Absolutely Positively Wellington" campaign.

  • Aim to have public transport link to each other and with businesses, effectively and efficiently.

    Incentivise businesses to recycle and dispose of waste responsibly.

    A big aim would be to maintain, progress and market our regional parks effectively, and especially to promote healthy living.

  • Prioritise local businesses for council procurement and develop a community wealth building plan that prioritises long term wellbeing.

    Support our technology and services industries in ways that keep wealth in the country, improve conditions for workers and attract talent.

    Secure government support for a compensation fund for businesses disrupted by construction of major transport and infrastructure projects.

  • Ensure all new developments are designed for active local transport to create thriving communities and businesses.

    Make long term investments that support innovation and productivity, and grow the capability of local people.

    Ensure that regional council is a model employer, supporting a living wage region.

  • Prioritise local businesses for council procurement and develop a community wealth building plan that prioritises long term wellbeing.

    Support our technology and services industries in ways that keep wealth in the country, improve conditions for workers and attract talent.

    Secure government support for a compensation fund for businesses disrupted by construction of major transport and infrastructure projects.

  • Support local business with accessible public transport links that will bring customers to them.

    Ensure the continuity and affordability of key services to provide continuity to businesses in our region.

    Make sure tourism works for us by managing its impact on our natural environment.

  • Promote regional council as a workplace that is inclusive and welcomes diversity.

  • Make sure the GWRC pays the Living Wage as minimum to its staff and requires the same of its contractors.

    Ensure 80% of the Greater Wellington Regional Council's focus goes on the budget item which uses 80% of its rates income – public transport improvement.

    Support Wellington region's businesses as climate change adaptation erodes established business models.

  • Support implementation of Te Matarau a Māui/ Māori economic development strategy in the Wellington region by investing in Māori business development.

    Support financially WellingtonNZ's Wellington regional economic development plan 8/2022 with target of 100,000 'decent' jobs within 30 years.

    Commit to support through Greater Wellington Regional Council's regional planning role quality urban intensification to deliver economic growth though agglomeration.