Property Council’s submission on Wellington City Council’s Draft District Plan has several recommendations, namely:
We recommend futureproofing the Draft District Plan by incorporating a whole-of-system approach to the reduction of emissions. This would see plans for private vehicles within the city (such as electric vehicles and hybrids), a freight and transport movement strategy, and encouraging sustainable building designs.
In relation to density, we recommend increasing the wind test requirements slightly to allow for a buffer to the newly proposed minimum building heights and residential maximum heights. Increasing the wind test slightly will help avoid any unintended consequences related to new proposed building heights to encourage density.
We also recommend an incentive-based approach be adopted in relation to assisted housing developments.