Part A: Introduction

Mayor’s introduction

He whakatakoto tūāpapa mō
te āpōpō o te tāone

Nā Justin Lester
Koromatua o Pōneke

Kātahi te tāone whakahirahira te noho ko Pōneke, me tō mātou hiahia ka pēnei tonu ā haere ake nei. Kei te ahere ā-tau o tēnei tau ko ngā whakapaunga pūtea ki ngā tino kaupapa e mātua whakarite ai ka mau tonu ēnei āhua, ka noho tonu hei tino kāinga noho o ngā kāinga noho huri noa i te ao.

Ko te pūtea tuarua tēnei o tā mātou Mahere Tekau Tau 2018-28. I tērā tau i kaha tautokona mātou i tā mātou kōrero whānui mō te whakapaunga ki ngā kaupapa matua, arā: ko te manahau me te taiao, ngā whare noho, gā ara me ngā waka tūmataiti, te kauneke tauwhiro, ka mutu, te toi me te ahurea.

Ka aro pū mātou ki ngā kaupapa nei, kia rite pai ai a Pōneke mō ngā wero e whai ake nei, ā ngā tau e heke mai nei, ā, hāere ake nei.

Ka kōkiri tonu mātou i ēnei kaupapa mātāmua i tēnei tau i a mātou e whakapau kaha nei ki te whakarite i a ōneke mō ngā wero kei mua i te aroaro, tae atu ki te arotake me te kōrerorero whānui mō tā tātou Mahere Waro Kore.

I tēnei tau ka tīmata ngā mahi ki te Hikuwai Prince of Wales/Omāroro, 35-miriona-rita te nui ki runga Pukeahu. He mea hira te hikuwai i te rautaki manahau o te tāone e mātua whakarite ai he nui te wai māori mā ngā āngata, me te Hōhipera o Pōneke ina pāngia e te aitua.

I tēnei wā e whakapaetia ana ka neke atu i te kotahi rau ngā rā i mua i te whakatikatikatanga o te rerenga o te wai ki Pōneke i muri i tētahi aitua. E whakarite ana mātou kia heke mai tēnei ki te toru tekau rā.

Kua whakapae nei ka piki ake te taupori o Pōneke ki te āhua 250,000–280,000 ā ngā tau toru tekau e tū mai nei.

Ka raru ngā ara, me ngā waka tūmatanui o te tāone i tēnei momo tupu o te taupori. Ko tētahi kaupapa mātāmua i tēnei tau ko te kaupapa Nekeneke Pōneke (Let’s Get Wellngton Moving), he mea whakatakoto ongoā me ōna tini tauira, whārite hoki e pā ana ki ngā hiahia ara, waka tūmataiti mō te rima tekau tau e heke ai nei.

Ka haere tonu ngā mahi i runga i ngā kaupapa matua mō te taiao, pērā ki te kaupapa Pōneke Konihi Kore Predator Free Wellington), he kaupapa patu konihi puta noa i te tāone kia hua mai ko te tāone matua konihi ore, he tuatahitanga ki te ao. Haere ngātahi ana i te taha o tēnei, ko te kaupapa Kiwi Tāone Matua (Capital Kiwi), ko tōna whāinga ko te whakarite wāhi haumaru konihi kore kia pai ai te whakahokinga mai o ngā kiwi ki te āone.

He mea nui te toutou tonu i tō mātou ohanga, nō reira ka tīmata te hanganga o te Pokapū Hui, Whakakitenga i tua o Te Papa i mua i te mutunga o te tau 2019. Ka hurihia katoa te āhua o taua takiwā e te Pokapū, taro ake ei ka kitea he wāhi hou, wāhi whakaihiihi e hua mai ana.

Ka haere tonu ngā mahi whakahou ake i te Hōro Matua me te Whare Tapere o Hato Hēmi (St James Theatre), ia rangatira tonu ngā whare tapere o Pōneke mō ngā mahi toi.

I muri i te tupu he 3.9 ōrau te pikinga o ngā reiti wawaenga kei te mahere.

Kei te whakapau pūtea mātou hei painga mō te tāone ā ngā rā e heke mai nei, ko te whakatakoto tūāpapa ināianei kia pai ake ngā rā āpōpō. He mahi anō kei mua i te aroaro, heoi anō he tika te huarahi e whai nei ātou. Nā te kotahi o te hoe o tō tātou waka kua pai haere tonu te noho ki tō tātou tāone.

Mayor Justin Lester signature.

​Nā Justin Lester

Laying a foundation for the city’s futureTop

Justin Lester
Mayor of Wellington

Mayor Justin Lester

This year’s annual plan includes spending on some crucial projects that will ensure we remain one of the world’s most liveable cities.

This is the second budget of Our 10-Year Plan 2018-28. Last year, we received strong backing when we consulted on our spending priorities: resilience and the environment, housing, transport, sustainable growth, and arts and culture.

We will continue delivering on these priorities this year as we prepare Wellington for the challenges ahead.

Work will start this year on the 35-million-litre Prince of Wales/Omāroro Reservoir in Mt Cook. The reservoir will play a vital part in the city’s resilience strategy by ensuring fresh water is available to residents and Wellington Hospital in the event of a disaster.

Currently it’s predicted Wellington’s water supply could take 100 days to become operational following a major disaster. We’re planning to reduce this to 30 days.

Wellington’s population is predicted to grow to between 250,000 and 280,000 over the next 30 years.

A growing population will put pressure on the city’s transport network. A top priority this year is the Let’s Get Wellington Moving programme, which proposes a multimodal and balanced solution for Wellington’s transport needs for the next 50 years.

Work will continue on major environmental projects, such as Predator Free Wellington, which aims to eradicate predators across the city and create the world’s first predator-free capital city. Alongside this, the Capital Kiwi project plans to introduce kiwi to a predator-free safe zone in the city over the next few years.

It is important we keep stimulating our economy and construction of the Convention and Exhibition Centre opposite Te Papa will begin toward the end of 2019. The Centre will transform the surrounding area and I look forward to a new, vibrant quarter emerging.

We will also continue upgrading the Town Hall and St James Theatre so Wellington continues to have first-class venues for the arts.

The plan contains an average rates increase of 3.9 percent after growth.

We’re investing in the city’s future, laying the foundations now for a better tomorrow. We have work to do, but we’re on the right track. Together, we are making the city an even better place to live.

Mayor Justin Lester signature.

Justin Lester