Part C: Our work in detail
We’ve set in place clear goals.
The Council has set in place an overarching long-term strategic vision for the city called Wellington Towards 2040: Smart Capital. It aims to grow and sustain the city as ‘an inclusive place where talent wants to live’.
The strategic vision is supported by four community outcomes or long term goals:
- Connected city – with improved physical and virtual connections, we can unleash the potential of Wellington’s people and businesses. Technology reduces the city’s physical distance from the world and markets, and the city’s compactness allows for relationships to form with ease
- People-centred city – cities compete more for people in particular the highly skilled, educated people who already make up a large proportion of Wellington’s population. It will become increasingly important to draw on these strengths, to ensure the city is open, welcoming, vibrant and embraces diversity
- Eco-city – we will build on our current environmental strengths to transition to a low carbon future. As an eco-city Wellington will achieve high standards of environmental performance, coupled with outstanding quality of life and an economy increasingly based on smart innovation
- Dynamic central city – by fostering the central city as a hub of creative enterprise, we can lead the region to the next level in economic transformation. With universities, research organisations and creative businesses all clustered in or near the central city, Wellington can grow, taking the wider region to the next step in prosperity and quality jobs.
These outcomes guide our activities.