Wellington's Community Facilities

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Consultation has concluded

We’re working on a Community Facilities Network Plan to understand how Wellington’s community facilities are meeting people’s needs now and what might be needed in the future. We want to understand what is important to you about facilities and what you would like to see in future.

Community facilities are places that foster whanaungatanga and connect communities. They provide places where people can play, exercise, create, be inspired, develop a sense of tūrangawaewae or belonging, and build personal/community hauora and wellbeing.

The city is growing and changing which means our needs and aspirations for community facilities will change. The Community Facilities Network Plan (the Plan) will essentially consider whether Wellington has the right type of facility, in the right places and at the right time.

In doing so, the Plan will guide the Council’s decision-making and investment in community facilities across the city.


three photos of community facilities - a centre, a pool and a library


What does the Plan include? 

The Plan covers a wide range of community facilities (almost 300 buildings) including: 

  • libraries 
  • swimming pools  
  • recreation centres
  • community centres  
  • community spaces in city housing complexes  
  • public toilets 
  • other community facilities on Council land used by sports, recreation, arts, culture and community groups.  

The Plan will also look at non-council facilities, such as schools, churches, marae and private community facilities as these often fulfil similar functions in some areas.


Next steps

We conducted three surveys in November to better understand people's use (and non-use) and views about community facilities. These surveys closed on Tuesday 29th November and we are now busy analysing all this feedback.

The feedback will be used along with other analysis on community facilities to start developing the draft Plan. Please keep an eye on this page for updates. You will be able to provide feedback on the draft Plan when we carry out formal consultation in May 2023.

If you have any questions on the Plan you can always reach us at policysubmission@wcc.govt.nz.

We’re working on a Community Facilities Network Plan to understand how Wellington’s community facilities are meeting people’s needs now and what might be needed in the future. We want to understand what is important to you about facilities and what you would like to see in future.

Community facilities are places that foster whanaungatanga and connect communities. They provide places where people can play, exercise, create, be inspired, develop a sense of tūrangawaewae or belonging, and build personal/community hauora and wellbeing.

The city is growing and changing which means our needs and aspirations for community facilities will change. The Community Facilities Network Plan (the Plan) will essentially consider whether Wellington has the right type of facility, in the right places and at the right time.

In doing so, the Plan will guide the Council’s decision-making and investment in community facilities across the city.


three photos of community facilities - a centre, a pool and a library


What does the Plan include? 

The Plan covers a wide range of community facilities (almost 300 buildings) including: 

  • libraries 
  • swimming pools  
  • recreation centres
  • community centres  
  • community spaces in city housing complexes  
  • public toilets 
  • other community facilities on Council land used by sports, recreation, arts, culture and community groups.  

The Plan will also look at non-council facilities, such as schools, churches, marae and private community facilities as these often fulfil similar functions in some areas.


Next steps

We conducted three surveys in November to better understand people's use (and non-use) and views about community facilities. These surveys closed on Tuesday 29th November and we are now busy analysing all this feedback.

The feedback will be used along with other analysis on community facilities to start developing the draft Plan. Please keep an eye on this page for updates. You will be able to provide feedback on the draft Plan when we carry out formal consultation in May 2023.

If you have any questions on the Plan you can always reach us at policysubmission@wcc.govt.nz.