Wellington | Planning the Future Development of Wellington

5:30pm Wednesday, 16 September 2020
7:30pm Wednesday, 16 September 2020
The Woolstore
262 Thorndon Quay Thorndon
Wellington, Wellington 6011
New Zealand


Join Kim Kelly, Wellington Regional Growth Framework, Vida Christeller, Wellington City Council, and Joseph Jefferies, Hutt City Council along with your property colleagues as we workshop through the regional plans for growth.

This presentation will cover:

  • An outline of the Wellington City Draft Spatial Plan and Planning for Growth
  • The four phases and timelines of the Regional Growth Framework
  • Hutt City Council’s current review of the District Plan and the plans for intensification in Lower Hutt

Each version of the future has its costs and benefits. The type of city we choose to create will have a dramatic impact on our journey to work, congestion on our roads, the cost of housing, and access to public transport, schools, hospitals, and our public parks in the future. This makes for some difficult decisions, with inevitable compromises. However, indecision is not an option, and neither is business as usual. Making this a reality will not be easy. There is a tendency to resist hard choices and change, and a natural reaction to close the doors on growth.

The workshop will create an awareness of what the future truly holds as you get the chance to workshop with each speaker, giving all parties the opportunity to share knowledge, perspectives, and solutions.

Sponsored by Resene and The Woolstore, this event will provide members with the insight and knowledge to embrace transformational change as we grow as a region.

If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to contact Nicole Ramage.

A note about COVID
In these changing times, a live event is a rare and precious thing. While we will do everything in our power to bring this event to you as a face-to-face experience, should the situation change and restrictions on event numbers fluctuate due to government restrictions, we may be forced to take this event online or change the format. Of course, you'll still be getting the same great content, just in a different format. Please ensure you have read and understood the event terms and conditions and bear with us as we play the hand we are dealt over the coming months. We will always strive to deliver the best-case scenario to our members, and we appreciate your support and understanding with any adaption we may have to undertake to achieve that.


Kim Kelly

Project Director, Wellington Regional Growth Strategy

Kim Kelly is currently the Project Director for the Wellington Regional Growth Strategy, a 30+ year spatial plan for the region.  Prior to this, she was at Hutt City Council for 18 years as the General Manager City Transformation. In this role, she was responsible for a range of activities including City Development, Regulatory Services (Resource and Building consents), Strategy and Policy, Urban Design, District Planning, and Environmental Sustainability.  She worked on a number of regional or sub-regional projects including the Wellington Regional Strategy and RiverLink.

Joseph Jefferies

Senior Environmental Policy Analyst, Hutt City Council

Joe Jeffries is a senior policy planner at Hutt City Council. He was the lead planner on Plan Change 43, which enabled mixed-use and residential intensification, and the author of the Hutt City housing and business capacity assessment. Joe is currently working on Hutt City’s full district plan review.    

Vida Christeller

Manager City Design and Place Planning, Wellington City Council

Vida returned home to Wellington in 2019 after over a decade in Copenhagen planning a city for people, life between buildings, and a sustainable future. She has also spent several years in the private sector developing affordable housing, co-housing, and densification projects. 

At Wellington City Council Vida is the manager for the Heritage, Urban Design, and Transport Planning teams as well as the Place Planning team who are currently engaging on the Draft Spatial Plan.  The Spatial Plan is the second step of the Planning for Growth programme and will ultimately input into a full review of the district plan which we expect to engage in 2021.


If you are new to the online registration process, click here for step by step instructions. 

Please note this is a member-only event. If you are not a member and are interested in attending and experiencing a Property Council event, please contact Nicole Ramage

Ticket prices

 Member (50% discount) $45.00

All prices exclude 15% GST.

We know that the best discussions, thinking and productivity occurs when there is diversity. Property Council is committed to creating an industry that leverages diversity to drive success. Please consider this when registering people for this event.

Terms & Conditions

Submission of your registration indicates your acceptance of all terms and conditions. Click to read these in full.

Confirmation of registration will be sent to each attendee and an invoice/receipt will be sent to the purchaser upon check out. Please note that credit is offered to Property Council New Zealand members only, with non-members required to pay in full upon check out via credit card or POLi direct bank transfer.

Should you need to cancel your attendance, you may reassign your registration to another person by notifying the Event Manager in writing. If you are unable to arrange a replacement, a full refund will be made providing notification is received in writing at least one week prior to the event (please note that this may not be applicable for national events or Awards functions). After this date, no refunds are available. If, for reasons beyond the control of Property Council New Zealand, the event is cancelled, the registration fee will be refunded after deduction of expenses already incurred.

Property Council New Zealand reserves the right to refuse entry or to remove from the premises any person at their sole and absolute discretion. Property Council New Zealand is intent on creating quality events within safe and respectful environments for all attendees to share knowledge, express their thoughts and opinions and network. Our code of conduct requires all attendees and stakeholders to act in a manner which is harassment-free and respectful of people in a public environment, be it gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, race or religion. It is our expectation that attendees will act in a responsible manner in regard to alcohol consumption.

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Contact Information

Nicole Ramage

Regional Manager

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Additional Information

  • Street Paid parking is available directly opposite The Woolstore, 262 Thorndon Quay.
  • Please note that the event will start promptly at 5.45 pm. We ask all attendees to please arrive early to allow time for you to register your attendance via the QR code or sign in sheet.

You should not attend this event if you:

  • are unwell,
  • have had contact with anyone suffering from COVID-19
  • if you need to be in isolation for any reason.

Please refer to the COVID-19 website for details about the current alert level. The event organisers will take all steps recommended by the Ministry of Health.