Pandemic Response & Recovery

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Te papātanga o te mate Korona - The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

We are experiencing an unprecedented event. Working together and learning from each other will be crucial to Wellington remaining connected and is fit for the future.

Wellington’s businesses, people and communities are facing hardship. The city is restarting as we move through the different pandemic response levels. However it will take time to get fully up to speed. The Council also has lost significant income, and continues to focus its resources to support the city's pandemic response and recovery.

The Council's Pandemic Response and Recovery Plan is about:

  • what we can do now to soften the pandemic impacts on our most vulnerable residents, business and communities, and
  • how we support economic, social and cultural recovery post lock-down.

There are six action areas to the plan which includes community wellbeing, social support and community funding, economic recovery and Council financial support. We are focused on staying connected to the community so that our response can be refined and added to, as circumstances change.

Helping Wellington to build back better:

We are also implementing a package of new initiatives called Tupu Toa: Build Back Better to support the economy, create jobs and ensure Wellington is more resilient to future challenges e.g.

  • Investment in the arts through the city recovery fund, business case for resource recover centre
  • Additional money for home energy audits, build heritage incentive fund, weed & pest control.

See the tabs below for details on the Pandemic Response Plan and Tipu Toa.

Te papātanga o te mate Korona - The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

We are experiencing an unprecedented event. Working together and learning from each other will be crucial to Wellington remaining connected and is fit for the future.

Wellington’s businesses, people and communities are facing hardship. The city is restarting as we move through the different pandemic response levels. However it will take time to get fully up to speed. The Council also has lost significant income, and continues to focus its resources to support the city's pandemic response and recovery.

The Council's Pandemic Response and Recovery Plan is about:

  • what we can do now to soften the pandemic impacts on our most vulnerable residents, business and communities, and
  • how we support economic, social and cultural recovery post lock-down.

There are six action areas to the plan which includes community wellbeing, social support and community funding, economic recovery and Council financial support. We are focused on staying connected to the community so that our response can be refined and added to, as circumstances change.

Helping Wellington to build back better:

We are also implementing a package of new initiatives called Tupu Toa: Build Back Better to support the economy, create jobs and ensure Wellington is more resilient to future challenges e.g.

  • Investment in the arts through the city recovery fund, business case for resource recover centre
  • Additional money for home energy audits, build heritage incentive fund, weed & pest control.

See the tabs below for details on the Pandemic Response Plan and Tipu Toa.

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    The International Student sector is a large part of the Wellington economy, both in the student fees they pay and the jobs those fees support but also in the money spent on rent, food, and at tourist sites. The same can be said about tourists spending money locally. Can WCC work with accommodation providers to have managed isolation/quarantine hotels or holiday parks with nice views available for when central government opens borders (which we imagine will be through compulsory isolation)? Such facilities help people visit and study in Wellington and provide employment for local staff.

    TJEdw asked about 2 months ago

    Thank you for your question. We will be seeking opportunities to work with the education institutes around international students and the accommodation sector around how the Council and/or WellingtonNZ can support their recovery.