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.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

  • Work with other councils and central government to incentivise ride share and mode shift. Cost effective and reliable public transport.

    Incentivise more park and ride opportunities for not just train users, but also along side other fossil fuel and energy efficient modes.

    Progress the use of congestion charging in areas where other measures would be ineffective.

  • Enable more widespread and safer active travel options that are separate from cars and mass rapid transit.

    Ensure that public transport is low-emission, accessible, reliable and interconnected.

    Get Wellington moving, sustainably.

  • Increase the capacity of carparks at railway stations and on bus routes.

    Review public transport timetables in light of the impact of Covid-19, working from home and increased CBD residency.

    Strengthen the inner city's walking access to key services with better signage, lighting and maintenance of walkways.

  • Deliver fully electric bus fleet by 2030, and new electric battery trains for Wellington to Palmerston North and Wairarapa by 2028/29, with increased services.

    Improve affordability of public transport by zero fares for concession groups and reliability by solving bus driver shortage with fair wages.

    Increase speed of delivery of Let's Get Wellington Moving for mass rapid transit by five years, and better safer walking, cycling and e-scooters.

  • Public transport: addressing driver shortage and making our buses more reliable.

    Transport mode: balanced transport solutions that provide for walking, cycling cars, public transport and freight. We need them all.

    Let's Get Wellington Moving: making the programme move faster and building the new Mt Victoria tunnel and Basin Reserve improvements.

  • Accelerate the transition to a full electric vehicle bus/train fleet. Wellington has the highest EV bus fleet in the southern hemisphere – but we can do better.

    Promote mode shift by making public transport more affordable, accessible, fair, integrated and simple.

    Promote compact urban form, especially near rail and bus hubs and on the routes of future mass rapid transit and public transport corridors.

  • Bring the central city back to life by using public transport incentives to revive our Golden Mile.

    Improve Park and Ride systems to encourage commuters and shoppers to take public transport.

    Ensure an accessible and safe experience for cyclists and other road users.

  • Ensure all new public transport modes including pilots, trials and projects are fully accessible for all users from the outset.

    Introduce and support initiatives that encourage people to use public transport and reduce use of private vehicles.

  • Improve transport worker pay and conditions: a $30 rate for bus drivers, fewer split shifts and better facilities at depots and layovers.

    Accelerate transport projects: more safe spaces to walk and bike; more frequency and reach on buses and trains; light rail through the city.

    Introduce fair road pricing such as congestion charging and bring public transport and commercial parking buildings into public ownership.

  • Improve transport worker pay and conditions: a $30 rate for bus drivers, fewer split shifts and better facilities at depots and layovers.

    Accelerate transport projects: more safe spaces to walk and bike; more frequency and reach on buses and trains; light rail through the city.

    Introduce fair road pricing such as congestion charging and bring public transport and commercial parking buildings into public ownership.

  • Work with other councils and central government to incentivise ride share and mode shift. Cost effective and reliable public transport.

    Incentivise more park and ride opportunities for not just train users, but also along side other fossil fuel and energy efficient modes.

    Progress the use of congestion charging in areas where other measures would be ineffective.

  • Enable more widespread and safer active travel options that are separate from cars and mass rapid transit.

    Ensure that public transport is low-emission, accessible, reliable and interconnected.

    Get Wellington moving, sustainably.

  • Increase the capacity of carparks at railway stations and on bus routes.

    Review public transport timetables in light of the impact of Covid-19, working from home and increased CBD residency.

    Strengthen the inner city's walking access to key services with better signage, lighting and maintenance of walkways.

  • Deliver fully electric bus fleet by 2030, and new electric battery trains for Wellington to Palmerston North and Wairarapa by 2028/29, with increased services.

    Improve affordability of public transport by zero fares for concession groups and reliability by solving bus driver shortage with fair wages.

    Increase speed of delivery of Let's Get Wellington Moving for mass rapid transit by five years, and better safer walking, cycling and e-scooters.

  • Public transport: addressing driver shortage and making our buses more reliable.

    Transport mode: balanced transport solutions that provide for walking, cycling cars, public transport and freight. We need them all.

    Let's Get Wellington Moving: making the programme move faster and building the new Mt Victoria tunnel and Basin Reserve improvements.

  • Accelerate the transition to a full electric vehicle bus/train fleet. Wellington has the highest EV bus fleet in the southern hemisphere – but we can do better.

    Promote mode shift by making public transport more affordable, accessible, fair, integrated and simple.

    Promote compact urban form, especially near rail and bus hubs and on the routes of future mass rapid transit and public transport corridors.

  • Bring the central city back to life by using public transport incentives to revive our Golden Mile.

    Improve Park and Ride systems to encourage commuters and shoppers to take public transport.

    Ensure an accessible and safe experience for cyclists and other road users.

  • Ensure all new public transport modes including pilots, trials and projects are fully accessible for all users from the outset.

    Introduce and support initiatives that encourage people to use public transport and reduce use of private vehicles.

  • Improve transport worker pay and conditions: a $30 rate for bus drivers, fewer split shifts and better facilities at depots and layovers.

    Accelerate transport projects: more safe spaces to walk and bike; more frequency and reach on buses and trains; light rail through the city.

    Introduce fair road pricing such as congestion charging and bring public transport and commercial parking buildings into public ownership.

  • Improve transport worker pay and conditions: a $30 rate for bus drivers, fewer split shifts and better facilities at depots and layovers.

    Accelerate transport projects: more safe spaces to walk and bike; more frequency and reach on buses and trains; light rail through the city.

    Introduce fair road pricing such as congestion charging and bring public transport and commercial parking buildings into public ownership.