Planning for Growth

Between 8 April and 17 May 2019 we asked people to have their say on the pros and cons of four growth scenarios. The numbers are in, you had your say, and now we know what you want for your city tomorrow.

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The Council’s FutureFit calculator is a personal carbon calculator web app that includes the ability to choose actions to reduce your carbon - and be reminded by text to do them.  We invited our partners at Auckland Council to contribute to collaborate with us. Getting the right information in individual’s hands for them to make low-carbon decisions is an exciting opportunity.


Wellington 2050 Calculator 

In 2015 Wellington City Council saw a chance to make it more engaging to interact with all the data we have on our carbon emissions. That’s why we teamed up with the National Energy Research Institute and Enspiral to make the Wellington 2050 calculator. We were only the 2nd city globally to build a 2050 calculator based on the open source standard established by the UK Department of Climate Change.


Wellington Sea Level Rise Tool 

Wellington has led the way by setting up an online map that allows you to raise and lower the sea level rise as you wish - giving a better sense of what the city would look like in a range of scenarios.

Give it a shot yourself!

The Government's Zero Carbon Bill 

On 7 November 2019, Central Government voted near unanimously to pass the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill. The purpose of this bill is to provide a framework by which New Zealand can develop and implement clear and stable climate change policies that contribute to the global effort under the Paris Agreement. 

Read more about the Zero Carbon Bill