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    • Proposed Revenue and Finance Policy
      • The proposed Policy is now open for feedback!Greater Wellington (Greater Wellington Regional Council) is proposing to make changes to the Revenue and Financing Policy. The Policy has been reviewed to keep it up-to-date and fit for purpose for our ratepayers. While this policy affects everyone in the Wellington Region, our proposed changes only effect Wellington City ratepayers. However, anyone is welcome to provide feedback through this process. Consultation Period: 19 March – 22 April 2024What is the revenue and financing policy?This Policy is required by the Local Government Act (2002) and demonstrates how we will fund our activities and the funding tools for ratepayers such as general rates, targeted rates, fixed charges and levies etc. as well as the use of government subsidies, fees and user charges etc.What you need to knowThe General Rate for Wellington CityThe differentials (different input of rates amount for different rating category) within Wellington City were introduced in 2019.This change was to take account of the significant up and downward movements in rates Wellington City was experiencing with residential property value rising much faster than business property values. And, the demolition and/or damage to many commercial buildings following the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake and the conversion of further office buildings to residential.The following proposal affects Wellington City only. All other territorial authorities in the Wellington Region already pay an equal share of the General Rate (the rates everyone contributes that fund activities that have region-wide benefits) based on property capital values. The Proposal What are we proposing?We propose to remove the differentials, returning the General Rate back to an equal share among the rating categories (CBD, business, rural, and residential) in Wellington City with their share based on Capital Value (CV).Advantages Activities that utilise the General Rate as their funding method have region-wide benefits with no particular rating category benefiting significantly more or less than others. Therefore, it’s appropriate that all ratepayers contribute fairly.Business categories will see their share of the general rate factored like residential and rural, based on CV.Disadvantages Residential and rural rate payers will return to paying slightly more as their share of the general rate will no longer be offset by the business categories.The average increase will be approx.$34 per year for Residential ratepayers$43 per year for Rural ratepayersThe Current situationWhat is the current situation?Wellington City currently has a differential applied to their general rates:Rating categoriesDifferentialsCentral Business District1.7Business1.3Residential1Rural1AdvantagesCouncil can no longer justify a meaningful difference in the benefits received between the rating categories, therefore there are no benefits to the keeping the differentials.Disadvantages The Wellington CBD and businesses rating categories pay a larger proportion of the general rate on top of their already higher portion based on the capital value of the properties.Other amendments to the PolicyPolicy Structure - One of the outputs of the policy review brief was to improve readers’ understanding of the Policy, therefore the structure of the Policy was changed to collate both the funding mechanism and the rationale for each activity. Some more policy context was also included in the introduction section so readers can understand more about the significance of the policy.Climate Change - In the ‘Regional Partnerships and Strategy’ section, Climate Change has been added to offer transparency for how Greater Wellington funds our climate change team and services.Transport Analytics Unit - In the ‘Regional Partnerships and Strategy’ section, the Transport Analytics Unit (TAU) activity has also been added to offer transparency for how Greater Wellington funds a specific function of regional transport. The TAU is a joint programme between Greater Wellington, Hutt City Council, Porirua City Council, Kāpiti Coast District Council, Wellington City Council, and central government (Waka Kotahi). Waka Kotahi contributes a third of the funding, as well as matching council contributions.Environment Restoration Programmes - Environment restoration programmes were previously known as ‘Land Management’, which included Farm Plans, Farm Environment Plans, Wellington Regional Erosion Control Initiative and advice. This has now been adapted to suit the new Environment Group who deliver the services. Environment Restoration programmes will operate under criteria that will determine property-specific grant rate. The criteria used in determining appropriate grant rates will be aimed at maximising the effectiveness of the programmes. Priorities will be identified through catchment context, community values and desired outcomes, including water quality, biodiversity or climate change adaptation, where a high priority activity will receive high general rate grant support. The Ministry for Primary Industries is the main funder for this programme of work which is set out in their funding agreement. Nursery Operations - In the conservation activities section, the Akura (nursery) conservation centre has been changed to nursery operations. This is because Greater Wellington is planning for more resources to provide planting to fulfil its restoration goals as well as its flood protection and environment restoration requirements. There are proposed expansion plans allowing for more plant production.Public Transport – the Fees and Charges contribution has been decreased from 30 to 25 percent. This is because fares were behind inflation which meant they were not generating enough revenue to maintain a 30 percent share. In February 2024, Council agreed to increase fares by 10 percent to catch up to inflation, however this is still not enough to maintain fees and charges revenue at 30 percent. How you can Have Your Say!The easiest way to provide us your feedback is to click below.Feel free to write your feedback to us, and provide the following – your name, the name of your organisation or group (if you are submitting for them), and whether you request the removal of your personal contact details from any publicly available copy of your feedback. If you wish to be heard at the hearings or want us to contact you, please provide us with your contact information.EmailPostDrop it off at one of our offices:https://www.gw.govt.nz/your-council/contact-us/office-locations/rfp@gw.govt.nzRevenue & Financing Policy PO Box 11646Wellington, 6011100 Cuba Street, Te AroWellington City, 60111056 Fergusson DriveUpper Hutt City, 514034 Chapel Street Masterton, 5840If you would like to discuss this Policy before you provide any feedback, please email us at rfp@gw.govt.nz and we will set up a time with you to chat.Hearings on this Policy are scheduled to take place in late May 2024.How we’ll use your information:This information statement explains to you how we deal with any personal information collected during the Revenue and Financing Policy consultation. What information do we want, and how will we use it?During the consultation process, we ask for:Your first and last name (mandatory)The name of your organisation or group, if you are submitting for themYour email address or phone number, if you indicate you wish to make an oral presentationYour feedback on the proposed Revenue & Financing PolicyWhether you request the removal of your personal contact details from any publicly available copy of your feedback.When you make an oral presentation, we will document your name and the key elements of your presentation. If you do not provide your email or phone number, we cannot contact you if you wish to make an oral presentation.Purposes of collection and useGreater Wellington will use the collected information to:Identify your feedback and your supporting oral presentation (if you make one)Make your feedback and documented oral presentation publicly available (see below) Prepare a Council report that includes aggregated analysis of feedbackContact you to:Clarify any aspect of your feedback or oral presentationArrange an oral presentation in support of your feedback (if you request this)Public availability of feedbackGreater Wellington treats all feedback received through its public consultation processes as public information. As such, we:May be required to release all or part of your feedback, and our documentation of your oral presentation, if a request is made under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987Will consider removing your personal contact details from any publicly available copy of your feedback if you request this removal in your feedbackMay choose to publish feedback, including on the Greater Wellington website, in full or as a summary. Your contact details will be excluded from website publication.Using your informationWe will only use the information provided to us:For the purposes we collect that information (see above)For other reasons permitted by the Privacy Act 2020 (e.g. with your consent, for a directly related purpose, or where the law permits or requires this use).Sharing your informationSee public availability of feedback above.

    • Greater Wellington's Long Term Plan 2024-34
      • Consultation now open!On this page you can find everything you need to know about the consultation for the 2024-34 Greater Wellington Long Term Plan. The consultation closes 5pm Monday the 22nd April. You can either consult directly online by clicking the online consultation document below. Or you can view it as a PDF which includes a mail or email-in option. Consultation document and survey (online version)Consultation document and survey (PDF version)What information do we want, and how will we use it?During the consultation process, we ask for:• Your first and last name • The name of your organisation or group, if you are submitting for them• Your email address or phone number , if you indicate you wish to make an oral presentation• Your location within the region, gender, ethnicity, and age group• Your views on the options and your submission on the Long Term Plan• Whether you request the removal of your personal contact detail from any publicly available copy of your submission.When you make an oral presentation, we will document your name and the key elements of your presentation.If you do not provide your email or phone number, we cannot contact you if you wish to make an oral presentation and/or to advise you of the results of the consultation process.Purposes of collection and useGreater Wellington will use the collected information to:a Identify your submission and your supporting oral presentation (if you make one)b Make your submission and documented oral presentation publicly available (see below) c Prepare a Council report that includes aggregated analysis of submissions, and may include a demographic summary to understand whether our consultation is reaching all desired demographic groups and to consider options to improve this reach. d Contact you to:i Clarify any aspect of your submission or oral presentationii Arrange an oral presentation in support of your submission (if you request this)iii Advise you of the decision(s) on the 2024-2034 Long Term Plan. Public availability of submissionsGreater Wellington treats all submissions received through its public consultation processes as public information. As such, we:• May be required to release all or part of your submission, and our documentation of your oral presentation, if a request is made under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987• Will consider removing your personal contact details from any publicly available copy of your submission if you request this removal in your submission• May choose to publish submissions, including on the Greater Wellington website, in full or as a summary. Your contact details will be excluded from website publication.Using your informationWe will only use the information provided to us:• For the purposes we collect that information (see above)• For other reasons permitted by the Privacy Act 2020 (e.g. with your consent, for a directly related purpose, or where the law permits or requires this use).Sharing your informationSee public availability of submissions above.

    • Representation Review Preliminary Engagement
      • We want to hear from you! We want to hear your thoughts on how you and your community are represented on the Greater Wellington Regional Council. What is the representation review?Your regional council currently has 13 Councillors representing six constituencies (electoral areas of our region).As Council has resolved to establish a Māori Constituency, this preliminary engagement allows Council to consider the number of general constituencies, and the number and boundaries of each general constituency, and the number of elected members for each general constituency. Decisions on these representation arrangements will form the basis of electing Councillors in the 2025 elections. Your feedback through the survey below will assist Council to develop, for public consultation, its initial representation proposal for the 2025 elections. This consultation is expected to take place from June 2024. If you want to know more about what Greater Wellington does please visit our website.What you need to knowThe Representation Review 2024 Discussion Paper outlines seven general constituency scenarios that you may wish to consider in formulating your feedback. To illustrate, the map and table below show information for Scenario 1, which proposes general constituencies based on the current constituencies. Territorial authority area covered by general constituency Potential name of the general constituencyGeneral Electoral Population of constituency Number of Councillors for the general constituency General Electoral Population per Councillor Kāpiti Coast District Kāpiti Coast General Constituency 53,400 1 53,400 Porirua City, and the Tawa Community area of Wellington City Porirua-Tawa General Constituency 68,100 2 34,050 Wellington City, excluding the Tawa Community area Pōneke/Wellington General Constituency 192,100 5 38,420 Lower Hutt City Te Awa Kairangi ki Tai/Lower Hutt General Constituency 101,300 3 33,767 Upper Hutt City Te Awa Kairangi ki Uta/Upper Hutt General Constituency 44,400 1 44,400 South Wairarapa District, Carterton District, Masterton District, and that part of Tararua District within the Wellington Region) Wairarapa General Constituency 46,000 1 46,000 TOTAL 505,300 13 38,869 When you ready to provide feedback click the button below:Decisions already made Our Council has already made two related decisions: The Single Transferable Vote electoral system, which has been applied to the Council’s elections since 2013, is retained for the 2025 and 2028 elections A Māori Constituency, covering the whole area of the Wellington Region, and electing one member, is established from the 2025 elections. With a Māori Constituency, electors on the Māori Electoral Roll are eligible to vote for candidates standing in the Māori Constituency, while electors on the General Electoral Roll are eligible to vote for candidates standing in general constituencies. As the resolution to establish a Māori Constituency is made, this engagement process seeks the public’s views on the potential arrangements for Greater Wellington’s general constituencies for the 2025 elections. Contact when initial representation proposal notified Council is scheduled to resolve the initial representation proposal in late May 2024. This proposal will then be publicly notified and you will have the opportunity to make a formal submission during the public consultation. If you would like us to contact you when the initial representation proposal is publicly notified, please provide your email address (which we will only use for this purpose).

    • Kaupapa Here Whai Kaimahi, Kōwhiringa Hoki | Recruitment and Selection Policy - Consultation
      • We want to hear from you! We know that it’s important to get the right people working for GW, so we’ve revised our recruitment and selection policy. It’s now more flexible, encouraging of a diverse workforce while supporting our commitments to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Whāriki strategic outcomes around increasing our Māori workforce. It has also been designed to better enable internal career development.We would love to hear your feedback on our revised policy! Consultation closes 5pm Monday 11 March 2024 Read our revised policy Kaupapa Here Whai Kaimahi, Kōwhiringa Hoki | Recruitment and Selection PolicyThis revised policy provides guidance on the policies covering all recruitment and selection activities.Ngā Aratohu Whai Kaimahi, Kōwhiringa Hoki | Recruitment and Selection Guidelines These revised guidelines describe how recruitment and selection processes will operate at GW. Once you've reviewed the revised policies click below to tell us what you think. What’s changed? Some of the key proposed changes to the revised policy are: This policy will become the main policy on recruitment at GW. The use of a recruitment agency will require approval from your GM and HR. It will now be possible to direct appoint a person to a role on a temporary basis (for 6 months or less). Unconscious bias training will be required for all employees involved in interview panels. The minimum length of time an internal role can be advertised will be increased to 5 working days. Got any questions? If you have any questions, please email ask.hr@gw.govt.nzHow we'll use the information you give us The personal information collected in your feedback form response is held securely by Greater Wellington and used to gather themes on the proposed Recruitment and Selection Policy and accompanying guidelines, and to advise ELT on the final policy. We care about your privacy, find out what this means in the Documents section to the right.

    • Metlink Accessibility Research & Testing Pool TEST
      • Thank you for being part of our Accessibility Research and Testing Pool. There are currently no consultations open, but when there are, they will be shown here.This is not a complaints channel. If you have a complaint about something you experienced, we certainly want to hear about it – please contact us by emailing info@metlink.org.nz, calling us on 0800 801 700, or filling out the online feedback form.

    • Future Development Strategy
      • The Wairarapa-Wellington-Horowhenua Future Development Strategy describes how, through working together we will deliver well-functioning urban environments in our existing and future towns and cities and provide enough development capacity in the next 30 years to meet at least the expected demand. In particular it identifies where future housing and business development should occur by outlining: broad locations for homes and businesses, and the social and physical infrastructure needed to support them. the areas we should not develop, so that we can limit risks to our communities and infrastructure and protect our taonga. For further reports that support the strategy head here.This Consultation is hosted by Greater Wellington on behalf of the Wellington Regional Leadership Commitee.Please see the privacy statement here.

    • Southern Landfill Extension
      • OverviewWellington City Council is applying for resource consents to extend Southern Landfill, known as the Southern Landfill Extension Piggyback Option (SLEPO). SLEPO will be constructed as a separate modern landfill facility, piggybacking on top of the closed Stage 2 area, and adjacent to the currently operating Stage 3. Consents are required for: The discharge of contaminants including waste materials and leachate;The discharge of dust, fugitive landfill gas and odour to air;The discharge of stormwater from construction and operational landfill activities;The disturbance of soil and clearance of vegetation during landfill construction and operation;Dewatering groundwater.Project descriptionWellington City Council is seeking a suite of consents to authorise the construction and operation of SLEPO, including the discharge of waste materials and leachate to water and land, along with the discharge of dust, odour and fugitive landfill gas to air. Other resource consent requirements associated with the construction and operation of SLEPO include the discharge of stormwater, and the disturbance of soil and clearance of vegetation. The resource consents authorising the landfill gas generator and flare at Southern Landfill are separate to the SLEPO proposal and the effects of this activity are not considered in the SLEPO consent documents. SLEPO is designed to provide an additional 2.2 million cubic metres of landfill space. Based on current waste management practices and volumes to landfill and delivery of Council’s Zero Waste Programme, this amount of space is expected to provide at least approximately 20 years of waste disposal. SLEPO will be constructed as a separate modern landfill facility, piggybacking on top of the closed Stage 2 area, and adjacent to the currently operating Stage 3. SLEPO will be designed and operated generally in accordance with the Technical Guidelines for Disposal to Land, Waste Management Institute New Zealand (WasteMINZ) (2022) (Landfill Guidelines), including an engineered landfill lining system, leachate collection and landfill gas management. SLEPO will be a Class 1 landfill, which accepts municipal solid waste, which is set out in the Landfill Guidelines as consisting of mixed household, commercial and industrial waste; and can also accept construction and demolition waste; some industrial wastes (that meet strict acceptance criteria); and contaminated soils. The residual waste accepted at SLEPO will be a mix of these Class 1 landfill waste types. SLEPO will be developed in two phases, each made of a number of ‘cells’ developed in sequence, as, and if, required. SLEPO has been designed such that WCC could close the landfill at any point within the development timeline, as waste minimisation efforts progress. SLEPO will commence with Phase 1, and Phase 2 to be developed later and if required. Phase 1 of SLEPO is in the eastern part of the project footprint, and Phase 2 is located on the western part of the footprint, currently occupied by the sludge dewatering plant facilities. The sludge dewatering plant is anticipated to be decommissioned by June 2026. Several landfill design features are important for the capture and control of waste, and the by products produced as the waste breaks down. Modern landfills are constructed in a series of phases to limit the extent of active work area at any one time. The following sections describe these key design and engineering features of SLEPO, which are designed to protect groundwater and surface water from leachate contamination, and protect people from the adverse effects of landfill gas, including: A landfill lining system and leachate collection system; Landfill cover and capping; Landfill gas management; and Surface water and stormwater management. Along with these key design features, landfills including SLEPO are operated under stringent operational controls and a comprehensive monitoring and reporting regime is also put in placeResource consents PermitActivityDescription1.38877Discharge to AirTo discharge dust, fugitive landfill gas and odour from the SLEPO into air 2.38878DewateringThe take and associated diversion and discharge of groundwater that is collected in drains in the side slopes of the landfill extension from groundwater flows in the surrounding environment.3. 38879Contaminated Stormwater to Land To discharge contaminated stormwater, into water or onto and into land from the SLEPO4.38880Earthworks and discharge of sediment-laden water to land/ waterTo discharge sediment laden water to land where it may enter water, during construction and operation of the Southern Landfill SLEPO5.38946Discharge of leachate To discharge leachate from SLEPO to water or to land where it may enter water.6.38947Discharge of sewage/ sludge to land To discharge biosolids from SLEPO onto or into land where a contaminant may enter water, and the associated discharge of odour to air.Full details of the application and consents required can be found in the application.Application documentsResource consent applications, including the Assessment of Environmental Effects report and all supporting information, can be viewed on this page. Alternatively, hard copies can be viewed at the following places during operating hours (on request):Greater Wellington Regional Council, 100 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011.SubmissionsAny person may make a submission on these applications or notices of requirement, but a person who is a trade competitor of the applicant(s) may do so only if that person is directly affected by an effect of the activity to which the applications/notices of requirement relate that— (a) adversely affects the environment; and (b) does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition. To make an online submission please fill in the online form below. You may make a submission by sending a written or electronic submission to Greater Wellington at PO Box 11646, Wellington 6011 or notifications@gw.govt.nz. The submission must be in the prescribed form. Copies of this form are available from Greater Wellington, please contact us on 0800 496 734 or notifications@gw.govt.nz. You must serve a copy of your submission to Wellington City Council (the applicant), via email or post, as soon as reasonably practicable after serving your submission on Greater Wellington. Please send these to PO Box 2199, Wellington 6140, or southernlandfill@wcc.govt.nz. Alternatively, submissions can be dropped off in person at Greater Wellington Regional Council offices during office hours.The last day to make submissions on this resource consent application is Thursday 19 October 2023. As a submitter, you are legally required to provide a copy of your full submission, including your personal details to the applicants. If you fill in the online form below, this will happen automatically - it will be your responsibility if you provide a submission in writing.For guidance on writing a submission, and the submission process, you can refer to the Ministry for the Environment's guidance document.If you have any question about the application or submission process, please contact Environmental Technical Support, Greater Wellington on 0800 496 734 or email notifications@gw.govt.nzApplicant: Wellington City CouncilAddresses for service: Greater Wellington Regional Council (consenting authority): Greater Wellington PO Box 11646, Manners St, Wellington 6142, Attn: Manager, Environmental Regulation, notifications@gw.govt.nzWellington City Council (the applicant): Wellington City Council PO Box 2199 Wellington 6140 southernlandfill@wcc.govt.nz

    • What's your 10 year vision for your region?
      • Take the 5 minute survey nowRead the privacy statement We are developing a 10-year planGreater Wellington delivers a wide range of activities across the Wellington Region that protect the environment, enable an efficient, accessible, low-carbon public transport network, and supports sustainable economic development.Right now, we are developing our Long Term Plan that outlines what we are going to deliver from 2024 to 2034. This Plan looks forward for 10 years, and is reviewed every three years.What should our priorities be?Right now, are reviewing what our priorities should be across everything that we do over the next 10 years, to make sure the needs of the community now and in the future.As a start, we have four priorities we’d like you to think about. We want to know how important you think each is and we would like to you to rank some activities that could help us achieve it.Later in the year we will engage with you about specific services, but right now we are asking you about the big issues impacting our Region and communities.We are involved in work across the areas of the Wellington Region!Read the current 2021-31 Long Term Plan for more informationLearn more about what Greater Wellington does here: https://www.gw.govt.nz/your-council/our-role-and-activities/

    • Annual Plan 2023/24
      • Our upcoming Annual Plan 2023/24What you need to know Regional Fact SheetsHave your say!Give your feedbackRegister for an online discussion with your CouncillorsPrivacy statement What is an Annual Plan? Every year Greater Wellington reviews what we said we were going to deliver in the 2021-31 Long Term Plan (LTP) and publishes that information to the community in an Annual Plan. The Annual Plan outlines the changes to the rates and budget for that financial year from what we planned for in the Long-Term Plan, as well as changes in what we are delivering to the community. What you need to know The Annual Plan 2023/24 does not have any significant changes from what is in the 2021-31 Long Term Plan for this year – there are some minor changes however for the most part we are delivering what we said we would.The last few years have been challenging for the whole country and our Region, faced with COVID-19 lockdowns, supply issues, labour shortages, inflation, and rising interest rates. To manage these pressures heading into the 2023/24 financial year, we are proposing to increase rates by an average of 17.8% across residential, business and rural. This is to ensure that we can continue to deliver improvements and services across the region to meet our social and climate goals. Read more about your rates and what else you need to know about our proposed Annual Plan 2023/24.What's happening in my area of the Region?Look through our regional fact sheets to see the rates breakdown for your area, as well as some key projects that we are delivering in your area and across the Region: Hutt Valley Kāpiti CoastPoriruaWairarapaWellington City We want your feedback! We understand there is a balance to find between affordability and best serving the needs of our environment and community both now and into the future, and we are always interested on whether you think we’ve hit the mark.Looking beyond the 2023/24 year is also the development of our next Long Term Plan (2024-34), and this will be a great opportunity to reprioritise what’s important and how we spend money going forward. Please let us know if you have any feedback on the Annual Plan 2023/24 . This may relate to:Our approach to the proposed Annual Plan 2023/24Our priorities and/or how we spend our moneyOur upcoming 2024-34 Long Term PlanAnything else.Register for an online discussion with Councillors Come along and have a kōrero with your Councillors at our two online discussions! Wednesday 3 May @ 12:00 - 1:00pm Thursday 4 May @ 6:30pm - 7:30pmRegister for one of these sessions here: Online Discussion Forum with Greater Wellington Councillors - Virtual - EventfindaOr by emailing us at corporate.planning@gw.govt.nzThe topics of the online discussions will be: The proposed Annual Plan 2023/24 The Significant and Engagement Policy review (you can give your feedback on this here)Discussions between community and Councillors will be facilitated by Council officers. If there is a large turnout breakout rooms will be used to ensure everyone gets to have their say. Within the breakout rooms everyone will have a few minutes to give their opinion, and then the floor will be open for general discussion for the remaining time. Ground rules will be set at the beginning of the online discussion to ensure that the kōrero is respectful and constructive. There is zero tolerance for inappropriate behaviour in the discussions.What will we do with your feedback?At the end of every week of the engagement, Council officers will prepare a thematic summary of submissions and any online discussions for Councillors. A full thematic summary will be provided to Council for its deliberations process. Council will use this information to consider the adoption of the final Annual Plan 2023/24 on 29 June 2023. We will post our final Annual Plan 2023/24 on the Greater Wellington website in July 2023.For more information, please see the privacy statement here.Any questions? Please email corporate.planning@gw.govt.nz

    • Significance and Engagement Policy
      • Tell us how you want Greater Wellington to engage with you on important decisions, and what you think of the changes to our Significance and Engagement policy!Complete the 5-minute survey nowRegister for an online discussion with your Councillors_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Read about the changes to the PolicyPrivacy statementWhat is the Significance and Engagement policy? Council is responsible for making decisions on behalf of the Region, and for engaging with the community on significant decisions. The role of the Significance and Engagement Policy is to set out Council’s general approach to determining the significance of proposals and decisions in relation to issues, assets, and other matters. The level of significance of decisions guides when and how Council will engage with the community:‘When’: which proposals and decisions the Council will engage with the community on‘How’: The method and level of engagement Council will use to engage with the communityThe full draft Significance and Engagement policy can be found hereWhy are we reviewing our Significance and Engagement policy? The Significance and Engagement Policy is a supporting policy of the Long Term Plan so it should be regularly reviewed. The last time our policy updated was in 2015, alongside the development of the 2015-25 Long Term Plan.Greater Wellington’s operating environment has changed significantly since the last review in 2015: how we engage with communities has changed, the economic environment has changed, and we have progressed our partnership with mana whenua and engagement with mātāwaka. We also know community expectation of engagement has changed, and we want to make sure we meet these expectations. Tell us what you think! We want to know what the best way is to engage with you so that going forward we can reach out to the community and get feedback in the most effective and meaningful way. We also want to know what you think of the proposed changes in the draft policy. You can give you feedback by: Completing this 5 minute survey Registering for an online discussion with your Councillors belowOnline discussion with Councillors Come along and have a kōrero with your Councillors at our two online discussions! Wednesday 3 May @ 12:00 - 1:00pm Thursday 4 May @ 6:30pm - 7:30pmRegister for one of these sessions here Online Discussion Forum with Greater Wellington Councillors - Virtual - Eventfindaor by emailing us at corporate.planning@gw.govt.nzThe topics of the online discussions will be: The Significant and Engagement Policy review The proposed Annual Plan 2023/24 (you can give your feedback on this here)Discussions between community and Councillors will be facilitated by Council officers. If there is a large turnout breakout rooms will be used to ensure everyone gets to have their say. Within the breakout rooms everyone will have 5 minutes to give their opinion, and then the floor will be open for general discussion for the remaining time. Ground rules will be set at the beginning of the online discussion to ensure that the kōrero is respectful and constructive. There is zero tolerance for inappropriate behaviour in the discussions. What will happen with the information you share? Your submissions will be summarised anonymously at the end of every week of the engagement for Councillors to review. A full anonymous summary of all submissions will be provided to Council for the deliberations process. Council will use this information to advise the adoption of the final Significant and Engagement policy in June. For more information, please see the privacy statement here.What happens after the consultation process?May: Council will deliberate on the submissions made by the community and make changes to the proposed Significance and Engagement policyJune: Council will adopt the final Significance and Engagement policy We will post our final Significance and Engagement policy on the Greater Wellington website in July after it has been adopted by Council. Any questions? Email corporate.planning@gw.govt.nz.

    • Māori Capability Assessment Survey
      • Nau mai, haere mai! Welcome to the Māori Capability Assessment Survey!Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.This is an important step in developing Greater Wellington’s Māori capability framework, which is intended to continuously grow our knowledge and use of te reo and te ao Māori.The purpose of this survey is to understand where our people are on their Māori capability journey.Your answers will enable us to provide training and support matched to where you are on your journey and delivered at a pace that you are comfortable with.Ongoing learning will help us become a capable workforce, which can partner authentically with mana whenua and work effectively with all Māori to deliver better outcomes.In the words of Te Wharehuia Milroy, “E kore rawa te tangata e mutu i tana ako” – a person’s journey of learning never ends.The survey is anonymous and will take no more than ten minutes to complete. It closes at 5pm on Thursday, 13 October.If you have any questions, contact the Te Hunga Whiriwhiri team at pataiTHW@gw.govt.nz, or submit a question under the 'Pātai - Q&A' tab below.Te Hunga Whiriwhiri also hosts Pātai Mai sessions, where you can ask questions and get advice, every Tuesday, 10-11.30am. You can join the sessions via the Pātai Mai Teams link.About the iconWe are using the above icon to represent a capable workforce, which is one of the four focus areas of Te Whāriki, our Māori outcomes framework. Each focus area has its own icon, which you will start to see more frequently as we continue to implement Te Whāriki.

    • Whaitua Kāpiti project
      • Have your say on restoring and protecting Kāpiti's freshwaterTukuna mai he korero mō te whakaora me te whakamaru ō te wai māori ō KāpitiYou can help shape how we care for freshwater in Kāpiti for generations:Complete the 5-minute survey nowEmail us to register your interest in a face-to-face workshop What is a Whaitua?In the Wellington Region we have five ‘whaitua’ - which is a Te Reo Māori word for space, or catchment. In a whaitua, freshwater is connected from the mountains to the sea. Healthy water is central to our lives. Freshwater needs to be protected and restored as healthy waterbodies, and for the communities’ connected with it. Every whaitua is different, so we look at them individually. And now, we turn our attention to Kāpiti. The Whaitua Kāpiti is all the waterbodies from just north of Ōtaki through to Paekākāriki and right up into their headwaters in the Tararua Range.Whaitua Kāpiti CommitteeA team of community members, mana whenua, Kāpiti Coast District Council, and Greater Wellington representatives known as the Whaitua Kāpiti Committee will make recommendations how to restore freshwater in Kāpiti. They will draw on the views and aspirations of the many people who call Kāpiti home.The Committee will describe ways to protect and restore freshwater now and for future generations - such as managing contaminants, water allocation and flows, and setting freshwater aspirations as for the waterbodies throughout Kāpiti.We are interested in freshwater. This means the water in our rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands, springs and underground in aquifers and their flow on effects to estuaries and the coast. Your aspirationsWe're seeking your freshwater aspirations because everyone has a unique perspective on how we protect our fresh water. We can't do it without you.This is your opportunity to provide your views into what needs to be done to restore healthy freshwater in Kāpiti.You can have a say on Kāpiti's fresh water in two main ways.E rua ngā kōwhiringa kia tukuna mai ō whakaaro mō te wai māori ō KapitiFill in our 5-minute survey. Don't leave it too late - the survey will close on 22 November 2022.Come along to a face-to-face workshop.Our workshopJoin us in us in Kāpiti in early November for a community workshop. You’ll meet with others to share ideas and provide deeper input into restoring and protecting wai ora, freshwater. We want to ensure that workshops include the values, experiences, and views of our diverse Kāpiti communities. Anyone who would like to contribute to the kōrero is welcome to come along. We particularly welcome Māori, Pasifika, ethnic communities, rangatahi, disabled, rainbow and people living in rural communities.Our workshop will be accessible and inclusive. Please let us know how we can support you in attending.If you’d like to attend, send us an email and we’ll get back to you.What will happen with the information you share? Ka ahatia ngā korero kua tohaina e koe?Your feedback will be put together in an independent report for the Whaitua Kāpiti Committee. This report will help the Whaitua Committee develop the Whaitua Implementation Programme to suit Kāpiti's needs.Keeping you informed about the findingsKia whakamohio ai koe ki ngā otinga ō tēnei mahiWhen the findings are ready to be released, we will send you a link to the report and provide it on the Greater Wellington website. You can also join our mailing list so we can keep you up to date on restoring and protecting Kāpiti's freshwater and opportunities to have a further say.Want to know more about the Whaitua process? Kei te hiahia koe te mohio mō te tikanga Whaitua?Our website has more detail about the Whaitua process. You will also find completed Implementation Programmes for Te Whanganui-a-Tara Whaitua, Ruamāhanga Whaitua, and Te Awarua-o-Porirua Whaitua.Any questions?He pātai?Email us at whaitua@gw.govt.nz to ask questions, want to speak to someone, or to sign up to our mailing list.

    • Proposed Change 1 to the Regional Policy Statement for the Wellington Region
      • The Regional Policy Statement for the Wellington Region (Regional Policy Statement) provides an overview of the resource management issues of the Wellington Region and sets out the policies and methods to achieve integrated resource management of the natural and physical resources of the whole region. We have prepared Proposed Change 1 to the Regional Policy Statement (RPS Change 1) to make changes to the Regional Policy Statement to account for new national direction and to address issues in the Wellington Region. The focus of Proposed RPS Change 1 is to implement and support the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 (NPS-UD) and to start the implementation of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPS-FM). We are also addressing issues related to climate change, indigenous biodiversity and high natural character.  The key topics being addressed in RPS Change 1 are: Lack of urban development capacity and implementation of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS-UD) and Wellington Regional Growth Framework Degradation of freshwater and partial implementation of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS-FM) Loss and degradation of indigenous biodiversity including regional policy to implement central government strategy and draft RMA national policy direction The impacts of climate change including regional policy to complement central government policy direction. RPS Change 1 also makes other minor amendments to align with recent updates to the Natural Resources Plan and national direction. The Proposed RPS Change 1 documentation can be downloaded on the right, and can also be viewed in person at: Greater Wellington Regional Council – Wellington Office, 100 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington Greater Wellington Regional Council – Masterton Office, 34 Chapel Street, Masterton Public libraries throughout the Region  To make a submissionThe local authority in its own area and any person can make a submission on any of the proposed changes to Proposed Change 1 to the Regional Policy Statement, either online or in written form. Making a submission ensures your views will be considered and allows you to participate in the Proposed Change 1 to the Regional Policy Statement process if you wish.   However, if you could gain an advantage in trade competition through your submission, then you may do so only if you are directly affected by an effect of Proposed Change 1 to the Regional Policy Statement that:  Adversely affects the environment, and  Does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.  The closing date for submissions is 5.00pm 14 October 2022. The timeframe for making a submission has been doubled to enable more time for submissions, pursuant to Section 37 of the RMA.  The best way to make a submission is to use our online submission portal (Spoken). Using this portal will ensure that we know which provision you’re providing feedback on and will make sure we know exactly what you’d like to change. Alternatively, you may provide a written submission using our Submission Form. Please email your submission to regionalplan@gw.govt.nz or by post to Environmental Policy, PO Box 11646, Manners St, Wellington 6142, ATT: Hearings Adviser. Please provide a contact email address with your submission to enable effective communication. The portal and submission form follow the format required under the Resource Management Act 1991. Note that under the RMA all submissions and accompanying data must be made available for public inspection. In order to achieve that, Greater Wellington will upload all submissions and accompanying data onto its website above. For more information regarding this and your privacy please view our Privacy Statement. Read more about the Proposed Change 1 to the Regional Policy Statement for the Wellington Region on our website.

    • Proposed amendment to GW Flexible Working Policy & Guidelines
      • On 13 June 2022 ELT supported the proposed amendments to the GW Flexible Working Policy & Guidelines in relation to GW employees who are considering a formal request to work off shore temporarily, alongside taking leave. This has come about as a result of people being able to travel again after two years to see family and friends. Advice has been sought from within the business and outside with a legal opinion. There are many considerations that need to be factored in and we want to hear your thoughts on the proposed amendments. The Unions will also be asked for their feedback.

    • Metlink: Future Fares Review
      • We're seeking your views on the future direction of Metlink fares. Please share your feedback by 5pm Friday 15 July 2022. This feedback will be used to improve, and enhance the way we structure and charge fares for the services we provide.BackgroundGreater Wellington Regional Council (Greater Wellington) adopted Te Mahere Waka Whenua Tūmatanui o te Rohe o Pōneke Wellington Regional Public Transport Plan 2021-2031 (RPTP) on 29 June 2021. The RPTP guides the design and delivery of public transport services, information and infrastructure in the Wellington region.The RPTP sets out a series of policies for Ko ngā utu me te tahua Fares and Funding under the policy objective: ‘A fares and ticketing system that attracts and retains customers and balances user contribution with public funding’. Specific fares policies include:Participating in an integrated ticketing solution that supports integration of fares and the public transport networkApplying a consistent fare structure and pricing approach that recognises the wider benefits and costs of public transportProviding concession fares to targeted groups to increase access to affordable services for those who are most dependent on public transportProviding incentives to encourage more frequent use of public transport, more off-peak travel and greater use of electronic ticketingDuring public consultation on the draft RPTP in February and March 2021, and public hearings the following April, Greater Wellington received many submissions on the topic of fares. And while we received a lot of public support for the introduction of a simplified and more efficient ticketing system across our network, a number of people called for the cost of public transport to be reduced – to make it a more accessible and attractive option for more people.Since the RPTP was adopted, the New Zealand Government has announced a range of initiatives to promote public transport usage, to help us achieve our country’s climate change goals and make public transport more affordable for more people. One key initiative in Budget 2022 is the provision by the Crown of targeted funding to Public Transport Authorities, to provide half-price fares for holders of Community Service Cards from 1 September 2022.After some years of having a dual ticketing system on the Wellington public transport network, one being Snapper on buses and the other being a paper-based ticketing system on rail, Greater Wellington’s Public Transport Authority Metlink is currently rolling out electronic ticketing through Snapper on the metropolitan rail network. Once this work is completed in late 2022, we’ll be able to implement a more consistent range of fares, concessions and ticketing products across the network. We’ll also introduce an integrated ticketing system through the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency-led National Ticketing Solution.What we want your views onBefore Greater Wellington adopts its new approach to fares and ticketing on our public transport network, we’d like to give our residents, customers, community groups and businesses the opportunity to give us feedback on three focus areas for this Fares Review:Specific new concessions and discounts.New types of ticketing and fares products you might want to buy.How the overall journey costs and distance travelled will change across the region with the introduction of a new Integrated Fare Structure.Tell us your views on our Future Fares StrategyYour feedback is important to us. Please share your views to guide Greater Wellington and the Metlink team on this fares review. We prefer if you can make your submission through this Have Your Say page, but will also consider submissions made via email to futurefares@gw.govt.nz or by post toMetlink Fares Review 2022Greater Wellington Regional CouncilPO Box 11646Wellington 6011Digital engagement sessions will be held online where you can discuss our proposals with Greater Wellington officers and Councillors from Greater Wellington and our city and district council partners. These online sessions have proven popular during the COVID-19 pandemic and community feedback has been that they provide an accessible and interactive way to meet with our Councillors and officers. You can register for these sessions through the Eventfinda website and do not need to download any software or applications to participate. DateTimeLocationWednesday 29 July 202212pm – 1.30 pmVirtualSaturday 2 July 20229am – 10.30 amVirtualTuesday 5 July 20223pm – 4.30 pmVirtualThursday 7 July 20226pm – 7.30 pmVirtualSaturday 9 July 20229am – 10.30 amVirtual We look forward to hearing from you on these exciting proposals!How will we use your information?The information you provide as part of your submission will only be used for the purpose of making a decision on the proposals introduced during this consultation period. Any personal information you provide when submitting to this review will only be used:For the purpose/s you provide that informationFor other reasons permitted by the Privacy Act 2020 (eg, with your consent, for a directly-related purpose, or where the law permits or requires this use).A full Privacy Statement can be viewed to your right.Public availability of submissionsGreater Wellington treats all submissions and oral presentations received through its public consultation processes as public information. As such, we:May be required to release all or part of your submission, and our documentation of your supporting oral presentation, if a request is made under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.Will consider removing your contact details (email and/or phone number) from any publicly available copy of your submission (e.g. at the hearing) if you request this removal in your submission.May choose to publish submissions and documented oral presentations in full or as a summary, including on the Greater Wellington website. The contact details of persons submitting or presenting in their personal capacity will be excluded from website publication.

    • Greater Wellington - How's the Cuba Street office set up working for you?
      • We have now had over 16 months in our new Cuba St home – time certainly flies! As part of the GWCuba project close out process – we wanted to check in with staff through a simple survey but unfortunately COVID got in the way.Now more and more of us are returning to the office we thought this was a good time for us to regroup and reflect on how we are finding working in the Cuba St building – what’s working well, what we really love, what could be improved, and what some new opportunities could be.As part of the forward work programme of continual improvement, the GWCuba Steering Group and Building and Facilities management are keen to understand any consistent themes and opportunities.The survey will take 5 minutes, all feedback is appreciated and will remain anonymous.

    • Naenae Subway Improvements: What's Your View?
      • Greater Wellington has been working with the Naenae community, Hutt City Council and Mana Whenua on a plan to make the Naenae subway area a safer and more usable space.We're seeking your views on the draft plan to improve the subway. Please share your feedback on these plans by 5pm Tuesday 17 May 2022. This feedback will inform the detailed design of the plans.Tell us your views on the draft planYou can either fill in the Naenae Subway Improvements: Feedback Form or come to one of the information sessions to chat to Greater Wellington staff and provide your feedback on a paper form. Information sessions will be held at:DateTimeLocationTuesday 3 May 20227pmCoCo Pop Up, Hillary CourtSaturday 7 May 20229am - 11amNaenae Village Market, Hillary CourtFriday 13 May 20221pm – 3pmCoCo Pop Up, Hillary CourtSaturday 14 May 20229am - 11amNaenae Village Market, Hillary CourtYour feedback will be kept confidential. Please read our Privacy Statement for more about how we will use and manage your information.Draft plan to improve Naenae SubwayThe existing pedestrian access subway to Naenae Station has served the community for over fifty years. True to its time, the subway is plain and practical but in need of revitalization. An engineering report identified the structural improvements required to the subway and community engagement informed the industrial design and artistic brief.We are pleased to share this draft plan and artists impressions of the proposed changes to the subway. These will improve the public's experience of the subway, uplift the quality of this important pedestrian linkage and support the revitalization of Naenae's town centre. Designs are inspired by Naenae’s strong cultural narrative and modern history.Brighter and safer environmentCreating a brighter and safer environment is the main objective of the renovation. This will be achieved through the instillation of CCTV cameras, a public announcement system, improved lighting, better wayfinding and signage at the street and station platform entrances.This image is an artists impression of the Naenae Subway entrance at night. It shows the proposed pavilion canopy signage and lighting to improve safety.This image is an artists impression of the Naenae Subway entrance during the day. It shows the proposed pavilion canopy signage and bright natural lighting.Inviting entrywaysWe propose adding pavilions at each entryway to the subway. These structures, which look like ‘floating’ roof forms, will be strongly lit from below to provide clear beacons guiding travellers to and from Naenae Station.This image is an artists impression of the well lit pavilions that will guide travellers to and from Naenae Station at night.An improved subwayWe propose improving the subway by levelling surfaces, adding horizontal paneling along the tunnels, improving lighting, adding CCTV cameras and a public announcement system.This image is an artists impression of how the subway tunnel can be improved with the addition of lighting behind the horizontal paneling and handrails.Well defined pathwaysThe pathway will bind the subway system as a coloured ribbon running down the stairs, ramps and through the tunnels. It could also run into the surrounding streetscapes as a guiding path. The surface will be finished with a high friction product to improve pedestrian safety.This is an artists impression of what the coloured ribbon will look like running down the stairs and through the subway tunnels.Cultural expression and public artNaenae’s strong cultural narrative and modern history provided inspiration for the subway's design. Len Hetet created the cultural design while Kura Moeahu of Te Āti Awa provided the overarching cultural narrative:The ancient and metaphysical beings The guardians summonsed by the Mountain Clan The battle that scarred our mother earth To fashion upon her skin the land known as Te Ngaengae (Naenae). The waters that feed, sustain and nourish the land be exhumed form the rivers Te Awamutu and Waiwhetu to this very day. Gifted by the ancient ones.Naenae’s modern history as a model suburb is based on the ‘garden city movement’. Hillary Court was intended as the focus of community life. The buildings in Naenae are unapologetically modernist in character, being simple, elegant, and at a human scale.These narratives are represented in the design by the Kaha - Bold architecture with strong lines, hard angles, and fractured shapes. This conveys the tectonic forces and fissures evoking the tupua who have the power to uplift the land and create waterways. The simple, modern, human scaled building is also reminiscent of the Modernist buildings, ensuring both the Māori and non-Māori history is celebrated.The design also seeks to form Honohono - Connections, connects the sea, land and people, connects communities, connects people to stories, connects the building to the town-centre. The design creates Manaaki – Shared landscape, celebrating Mana Whenua values, celebrating modern history, inviting touch, wanting to be a part of something special and building future interaction.This image is an artists impression of the cultural designs in the subway tunnel.This image shows the Taniwha that inspired the cultural design elements of the Naenae Subway. On the left is Te Wai Tuku Kiri o Waiwhetu and on the right is Te Wai Inuinu o Te Awamutu.BackgroundNaenae Subway redevelopment is one of a number of local revitalization projects in central Naenae. All of these projects share the same core values:Honohono – connectionKaha – bold and strong feeling through designManaaki – inviting and shared landscapes.These Naenae values were identified through the Hutt City Council ethnographic research, Voice of the Community, conducted in 2019 for the Naenae Pool and Hillary Court projects. This research identified what the community values and what they want to see in their public spaces.

    • GW COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and exposure risk assessment review
      • As you know, ELT asked for a review of our Covid-19 exposure risk assessment and policy for how we manage vaccination for Covid-19.  Being fully vaccinated continues to be the most effective way to protect against the serious health effects of Covid-19. Greater Wellington has taken several actions that reflect the change to the traffic light system and the different approach from the Government and Ministry of Health for the Omicron variant. Health, Safety and Wellbeing in conjunction with the health and safety representatives have also completed a new Covid-19 exposure risk assessment. They have proposed a revised assessment, taking the changed circumstances into account. We have reviewed the current policy and guidelines, taking the revised assessment into account. Their assessment is that there are only two roles in our organisation that continue to be covered by a Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 (PHO). Workers in these roles will need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in line with the PHO. The remaining roles have been assessed as not putting our workers at greater risk of contracting or spreading Covid-19 in the workplace if our mandates are lifted. It is important to note that there may also be the occasional / infrequent task that can only be done by a vaccinated worker e.g., individual landowners. HS&W's view is that Greater Wellington has a highly vaccinated workforce which allows this work to be managed and re-organised on a case-by-case basis, without the need for mandatory vaccination requirements. The only other roles that may be required to be fully vaccinated are WREMO or ECC staff where the ECC is activated and a physical presence is required , or where a third party requires it, like a school board of trustees. It is not proposed therefore to make changes to our policy where a third party requires a worker to be vaccinated.We ask that managers keep HR and relevant staff up to date as other organisations change their policies. The revised draft Covid-19 Exposure Risk Assessment, policy and guidelines with proposed tracked changes are attached for your feedback. Let us know your feedback by filling out this feedback form before 5pm, Tuesday 3 May 2022.We know that consultation is occurring for a short time and during a holiday period but were keen to start the process. If anyone is going to be away but wants to submit, please let us know and we will agree an extended timeframe for those staff.

    • Te Kaupapa Here Whakaitinga Rēti mō ngā Whenua Māori Rates Remissions on Māori Land Policy
      • E tūtohi ana a Te Pane Matua Taiao ki te panoni i te Kaupapa Here Whakaitinga Rēti me Whakatārewa hoki mō ngā Whenua Māori Herekore. Ka kīia ko Te Kaupapa Here Whakaitinga Rēti mō ngā Whenua Māori.E arotakehia ana e Te Pane Matua Taiao te kaupapa here nei i muri i ngā panonitanga ki te Ture Local Government 2002 me te Ture Local Government (Rating) 2002 i whakamanahia i te Hōngongoi 2021, e pāngia nuitia ana ki te rēti o ngā whenua Māori. Ko ngā panonitanga ki te kaupapa here kia tika i te wā iti nei, kia hāngai hoki ki ngā ture mō te rēti whenua Māori me ngā mātāpono o Te Ture Whenua Māori 1993, me te toro āwhina whānui ki te hunga whaipānga o ngā whenua Māori kia tiakina te whenua mō ngā whakatupuranga o te nāianei me te āpōpō.Ahakoa ka pāngia tēnei kaupapa here ki te hunga whaipānga whenua Māori ki te rohe o Pōneke, ka whai wāhi mai ngā tāngata katoa o tō mātou hapori, ā, e pōwhiritia rātou ki te tuku whakaaro mō ēnei panonitanga ki te kaupapa here.Hei tāpiri ki te arotake o tēnei kaupapa here, i whiriwhirihia e Te Pane Matua Taiao kia puritia tēnei kaupapa here, engari e whāia ana kia uiui haere me ngā panoni tūtohi kei tēnei pukapuka i te mea e hāngai ake ana ēnei ki te rautaki matua o te Kaunihera ki te whakatika ake i ngā hua mō te mana whenua me te Māori, tae noa ki te Rautaki Hua Māori kua whakaaetia e te Kaunihera.Greater Wellington Regional Council (Greater Wellington) proposes to make changes to the Rates Remissions and Postponements on Māori Freehold Land Policy. This will become known as the Rates Remissions on Māori Land Policy.Greater Wellington is reviewing the policy following changes to the Local Government Act 2002 and Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 that took effect in July 2021, which included significant changes to the rating of whenua Māori. The proposed changes to the policy will ensure it is up to date and compliant with the legislation for rating of whenua Māori and the principles of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, and offer wider support to owners of whenua Māori to look after the whenua for current and future generations. While this policy particularly affects Māori landowners in the Wellington region, everyone in our community may have an interest and is invited to provide a submission on the proposed changes to the policy.As part of the review of this policy, Greater Wellington has considered the option of retaining the existing policy and has decided instead to consult on the proposed changes in this document as these better align with Council’s strategic priority of improving outcomes for mana whenua and Māori, and with Council’s adopted Māori Outcomes Framework.Ko ngā mea kia mōhio ai koeHe aha te Kaupapa Here Whakaitinga Rēti mō ngā Whenua Māori?Katoa ngā kaunihera me whai kaupapa here e pā ana ki te whakaitinga, whakatārewa hoki i ngā rēti mō ngā whenua Māori herekore. Kei tēnei kaupapa here e takoto ana ngā paearu ka whakamahia e Te Pane Matua Taiao ki te whiriwhiri i ngā tono kia whakaitihia, kia whakatārewatia hoki ki runga i ngā whenua Māori herekore i te rohe.Ko te whakaitinga rēti nei, ko te whakaaetanga o te Kaunihera ki te hiki i te kawenga ki te utu rēti ki runga i tētehi whenua i tētehi tau pūtea. Ko te whakatārewatanga nei, ko te whakaaetanga o te Kaunihera ki te putu i ngā nama o te whenua i tētehi tau pūtea kia utua hei te wā heke.What you need to knowWhat is the Rates Remissions on Māori Land Policy?All councils are required to have a policy on rates remissions and postponements on Māori freehold land. This policy sets out the criteria under which Greater Wellington will consider applications for remissions and postponements on Māori freehold land in the region. A rates remission is when Council agrees to waive the obligation to pay rates on a property in a particular financial year. A postponement is when Council agrees that rates for a particular financial year can accumulate against the property to be paid in the future. He aha ngā panonitanga?I muri mai i ngā panonitanga ki te Ture Local Government (Rating) i te Hōngongoi 2021, ko ngā whenua Māori herekore i māraurau o mua mō te whakaitinga rēti, ka huri hei whenua rēti kore i te mea kāore i te whakamahia. E mea ana, kāore e namahia rēti te whenua, nā reira kāore he take ki te tono whakaitinga rēti.E tūtohi ana Te Pane Matua Taiao ki te whiriwhiri i ngā tono whakaitinga ki runga i te whenua Māori kāore e mau taitara whenua Māori herekore, ki ēnei whakaritenga:Ki te whenua i whakawhiti hei taitara herekore Māori ki te taitara whānui nā te whakahau whakawhiti i raro i te Ture Māori Affairs Amendment 1967Ki ngā whenua i whakahokia e ngā whakataunga Tiriti; ā,Kāore i te whai whakahokinga arumoni; ā,Kāore i utua e te Karauna ngā rēti whenua i mua i te whakawhitinga ki ngā whaipānga MāoriKi te whenua e mau taitara whānui ana e whaipāngahia ana e te Māori e whakatutuki ana i ngā paearu o te kaupapa hereKi ngā whenua Māori e whakatupuria ana, e mau taitara whānui anaE tūtohi ana hoki mātou ki te panoni i te whakahaeretanga o te kaupapa here:Kia whakarahi ake i te roanga o ngā whakaitinga mai i te kotahi tau ki ngā tau e toruKia whakakore ake i te whakatārewatanga rēti i runga i ngā whenua Māori mai i te kaupapa hereKei tēnei pukapuka uiuinga tētehi tirohanga whānui o ngā panonitanga e tūtohia ana, he aha hoki e pēnei ai me ētehi tauira o te whakatinanatanga o ēnei mahinga. E akiaki ana mātou i a koe kia pānuitia katoatia te kaupapa here me tēnei pukapuka i mua i tō tono mai.What’s changing?Following the changes to the Local Government (Rating) Act in July 2021, many of the Māori freehold land properties which previously would have been eligible for a rates remission are now treated as non-rateable as the land is unused. This means that rates are not charged against the property in the first instance so no remission needs to be applied for. Greater Wellington is proposing to consider applications for remissions on whenua Māori that is not in Māori freehold title, in the following areas:Land converted from Māori freehold title to general title by a status order change under the Māori Affairs Amendment Act 1967Land returned through Treaty settlements, where:The land is not generating a commercial return; andThe Crown had not been paying rates on the land prior to its transfer to Māori ownershipLand in general title owned collectively by Māori that meets the criteria of the policyMāori land under development that is in general title We are also proposing changes to administration of the policy:Extending the duration of remissions granted from one year to three yearsRemoving postponement of rates on Māori land from the policyThis consultation document includes an overview of the proposed changes, why the changes are being proposed and some examples of what this might mean in practice. We encourage you to read the full policy as well as this document before making a submissionE tono atu ana ki a koe kia Kōrero MaiMe whakarite kia tuku atu i tō tono i mua i te 5pm Rāhina 2 o Haratua 2022.We invite you to Have Your SayBe sure to get your submission in before 5pm Monday 2 May 2022.

    • Revenue and Financing Policy
      • Greater Wellington is seeking your feedback on the proposed changes to the Revenue and Financing Policy.The Revenue and Financing policy describes how Greater Wellington intends to fund its expenditure. It outlines the sources of funding that Council intends to use and the relative level of funding from each source, for each activity. This policy is required by, and adheres to the Local Government Act 2002, section 101(3)(a)and(b).A consultation document has been developed to help you clearly understand what the proposed changes are and why Greater Wellington is doing it, so you can make an informed submission. There are some key areas we are seeking your feedback on:Changes to the funding methodRegional Economic DevelopmentRegional Predator Control ProgrammeLand ManagementFlood Protection – Te Kāuru Floodplain Management PlanNewFlood Protection – Waiōhine River PlanWellington Regional Stadium (Sky Stadium)Changes to information in the PolicyPublic TransportHere you can find the Proposed Revenue and Financing Policy.Please take a look at the Consultation Document and the Supporting Information DocumentBe sure to get your submission in before 5pm on Wednesday 20 April 2022. Late submissions will not be accepted.How we’ll use your information The personal information collected from you during registration and in your submission is held securely by Greater Wellington. We use this information to develop and advise on the Revenue and Financing Policy review (including compiling statistical information) and to contact you about the process. Find out more about how we look after your privacy in our Privacy Statement.

    • Upper Ruamāhanga Flood Modelling
      • We need your help to improve the flood hazard maps for upper Ruamāhanga, so we can update the community about flood risks.Share your feedback using the maps feedback forms below before 4pm, Tuesday 8 February 2022.What are we doing?Greater Wellington and local Wairarapa authorities are working together to update the flood hazard maps for the upper Ruamāhanga catchment.Flood hazard maps provide a clear picture of which areas are most at risk of flooding during severe weather, so that people in the right areas can be informed about flood risks.To create flood hazard maps, we use computer software to analyse data from past floods and model which areas are likely to be impacted by flooding, both now and in the future.Help improve the flood hazard maps for your communityThe more information we have about past floods, the more accurate the flood hazard map for your community will be.That’s why we’re asking you to please share any photos or information you have from the:October 1998 floodOctober 2000 floodJuly 2006 flood.To contribute, take a look at the three maps at the bottom of this page. Let us know if each map matches your memory of the flood by clicking the 'Add Pin' and following the instructions.We'd really appreciate receiving any photos you have that show flooding around the following rivers:Kopuaranga RiverTaueru River.The information you share now will help us make the flood hazard maps for your community even better.Why are we doing this now?Advances in flood modelling computer software make now a good time to update these maps. Doing this review now also means updated maps can be used in the Wairarapa Combined District Plan review.Want more information or to get in touch? If you’d prefer to talk with a Flood Protection officer to share your experiences, please email us at info@gw.govt.nz and mention upper Ruamāhanga modelling.For advice on how to prepare for floods, or information about our wider flood protection work, visit: www.gw.govt.nz/flood-protectionHow we’ll use your information Please be aware that any feedback you share on the Maps below will be visible to all visitors to the page.We use this information to refine our flood hazard model for the upper Ruamahanga catchment. We may also use the information to contact you to discuss your information in further detail or clarify things further with you. We may also contact you to seek permission for use of the photos for other purposes such as future engagement material. Your information is held securely by Greater Wellington, find out more in the Privacy Statement to the right.

    • Willowbank Quarry - Publicly Notified Consent
      • This application has been notified concurrently with Porirua City Council. For details regarding the application or to make a submission to Porirua City Council please see the website below: https://poriruacity.govt.nz/your-council/getting-involved/public-consultation/OverviewThis application seeks resource consents from Wellington Regional (Greater Wellingon) for the continued operation and long-term expansion of Willowbank Quarry (the Quarry), located on Willowbank Farm, in Judgeford, Porirua.Project descriptionThe proposal consists of the continued operation and expansion of the Quarry, which requires resource consents from Greater Wellington for roading and tracking activities, earthworks and vegetation clearance, discharge of contaminants to land and water, discharge of cleanfill material to land, reclamation and diversion of streams, installation of culverts, and works within significant natural wetlands.The Quarry is an open cast aggregate extraction site, set within rolling hills located approximately 2.8km south of the Paremata-Haywards Road (State Highway 58). The Quarry was re-commissioned in 2019 to provide aggregate for the Transmission Gully Project, which highlighted the need for aggregate for infrastructure and development projects across the Wellington region. The applicant has proposed to partner with Fulton Hogan Limited as the new, long term quarry operator, and seeks consent for a 35 year duration.The proposal will involve the following activities:Installation of fences and bunds along the access track;Vegetation clearance and tree removal;Excavation of cut faces, benches and access tracks;Construction of a stream diversion channel;Establishment of two new overburden disposal areas (referred to as Fill Site 1 and 2);Upgrade of an existing culvert for access to Fill Site 2;Installation of a temporary culvert access to Quarry Area 2;Deposition of overburden material to the fill sites; andStaged expansion and operation of the Willowbank Quarry.Resource consentsLand use consents are required for:To undertake roading and tracking associated with the upgrade of existing farm access tracks.Earthworks associated with the construction of access tracks, removal and disposal of overburden (cleanfill) and quarry activities.Land disturbance within a significant natural wetland, including excavation and deposition associated with the upgraded of an existing culvert structure.Works within the bed of a river including excavation and deposition associated with the installation of a temporary culvert.Reclamation of the beds of ephemeral and perennial tributaries of the Pāuatahanui stream.Water permits are required for:Diversion of water out of an existing farm dam into a constructed stream bed.To permanently and temporarily divert surface water from perennial and ephemeral tributaries of the Pāuatahanui Stream into constructed diversion channel.Diversion of water within 100m of a natural wetland.Discharge permits are required for:Discharge of contaminants, including sediment-laden water and stormwater to land where it may enter a surface water body from cleanfilling and earthworks and works in the bed of a river.Discharge of contaminants, including sediment-laden water and stormwater to land where it may enter a significant natural wetland from cleanfilling and earthworks and works in the bed of a significant natural wetland.Full details of the application and consents required can be found in the application, attached appendices, and further information responses.Statutory FrameworkThe Project has been assessed against the relevant planning documents under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). The development of the project took into account relevant National Policy Statements, the Regional Policy Statement for the Wellington Region, operative and proposed regional and district plans. This project has been assessed as being generally consistent with the relevant provisions in these documents.Application documentsResource consent applications, including the Assessment of Environmental Effects report and all supporting information, can be viewed on this page. Alternatively, hard copies can be viewed at the following places during operating hours (on request):Greater Wellington, 100 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011.SubmissionsAny person may make a submission on this application. Submissions can be made online below.To obtain a paper copy of the submission form to post or hand deliver to Greater Wellington, please contact us on 0800 496 734. If your submission form is not submitted through this Have Your Say website, a copy of your submission must also be served on the applicant as soon as reasonably practicable after serving your submission to Greater Wellington.Applicant: Willowbank Trustee Limited (C/o - Beca Limited).Addresses for service: Beca Limited, 85 Molesworth Street, Thorndon, Wellington 6011 (ATTN: Aimee Brown), Aimee.Brown2@beca.comGreater Wellington PO Box 11646, Manners St, Wellington 6142, Attn: Manager, Environmental Regulation, notifications@gw.govt.nz(External link)Alternatively, submissions can be dropped off in person at Greater Wellington office during office hours (100 Cuba Street, Wellington).Submissions must be received no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday 11 January 2022. As a submitter, you are legally required to provide a copy of your full submission, including your personal details to the applicants. If you fill in the online form below, this will happen automatically - it will be your responsibility if you provide a submission in writing.For guidance on writing a submission, and the submission process, you can refer to the Ministry for the Environment's guidance document.(External link)If you have any question about the application or submission process, please contact Environmental Technical Support, Greater Wellington on 0800 496 734 or email notifications@gw.govt.nz

    • Greater Wellington - Proposal for COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and work areas requiring mandatory vaccination
      • We welcome your feedback on two of Greater Wellington's COVID-19 policy developments relating to staff:1. GW COVID-19 Vaccination Policy2. Work areas and roles requiring mandatory vaccinationYour feedback on both of these is welcomed, and will be considered by ELT before the policy and decision on work areas for mandatory vaccination are finalised.Please complete the feedback form below by 4pm, Friday 26 November.If you have any questions, please email ask.hr@gw.govt.nz.1. GW COVID-19 Vaccination Policy We need a clear policy on how we manage vaccination. We have created a draft proposed policy (see documents section to the right). We’d like to answer any questions you may have about the proposed policy and hear your views on it.Greater Wellington is committed to reducing and where possible removing the risk of harm to its staff* and the public. In our workplace we want everyone to look after their own health and safety and that of other people. (*Our staff are our employees, contractors and volunteers).Being fully vaccinated is the most effective way to protect against the spread and serious health effects of COVID-19. We have based this on publicly available advice from the Ministry of Health.We believe a highly vaccinated workforce is critical to Greater Wellington carrying out our activities and services in a safe, healthy and socially responsible way and strongly support and encourage all Greater Wellington staff to be fully vaccinated to minimise the transmission of COVID-19 in GW workplaces and communities we work with and in.Our draft policy proposes mandatory vaccination for some work areas and roles because of increased risk of exposure to COVID-19. The policy also proposes mandatory vaccination for some work areas and roles that we believe are covered by the Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 (the Vaccinations Order) because of the activities and sectors we interact with.We identified these work areas and roles by undertaking an initial COVID-19 Risk Exposure Assessment in consultation with key stakeholders. We are now consulting on the policy with staff and unions.Documents to review:GW COVID-19 Vaccination Policy COVID-19 Risk Exposure Assessment - comprises of the following documents:1 Initial GW role types COVID-19 Risk Assessment2 Initial Mandatory Vaccination GW Roles3 Initial Mandatory Vaccination GW Regular TasksPlease submit your feedback using the feedback form below.2. Work areas and roles requiring mandatory vaccination The Vaccinations Order requires workers that carry out certain work to be vaccinated, and it also requires those workers to provide information about their vaccination status.We are consulting on the work areas that may have roles that require mandatory vaccination under the Vaccinations Order, as well as other work areas that might be or aren't covered.The Vaccinations Order covers staff who carry out work on school premises while children/students may be present to provide us with information on their vaccination status.There is some uncertainty currently about the extent to which the Vaccinations Order covers Education outside the Classroom Programmes (EOTC) (programmes out in the field for example). Some of the publicly available guidance suggests that it only applies where the individual providing the EOTC is employed or engaged directly by the education service (i.e. the school or kura).We think however that the intended coverage is probably wider than this, and that it is intended to also cover staff engaged by other agencies, who are doing work for school groups in general.In any event, we are consulting on requiring roles in those work areas to have mandatory vaccinations based on our health risk assessment information. We feel that there are good health and safety reasons to include these roles as part of our policy.We are consulting directly with those work areas that we think should be subject to mandatory vaccination, but we want your view on whether there are other work areas that we have missed.You can see the work areas that we think should be subject to mandatory vaccination in the initial COVID-19 Risk Exposure Assessment (see documents section to the right).Documents to review:COVID-19 Risk Exposure Assessment - comprises of the following documents:1 Initial GW role types COVID-19 Risk Assessment2 Initial Mandatory Vaccination GW Roles3 Initial Mandatory Vaccination GW Regular TasksPlease submit your feedback using the feedback form below.Note: If you are not in a work area covered by the COVID-19 Risk Exposure Assessment but want to provide feedback please feel free to. If you know of another work area that you think Greater Wellington should consider in relation to any risks please also include that.How we'll use the information you give usThe personal information collected in your feedback form response is held securely by Greater Wellington and used to gather themes on the proposed Greater Wellington COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and the proposed work areas and roles for mandatory vaccination, and to advise ELT on the final policy and roles. We care about your privacy, find out what this means in the Documents section to the right.

    • Notified Consent Application – Silverstream Pipeline Bridge
      • OverviewThe Silverstream Pipeline Replacement project (the Project) proposes to replace an existing section of the ‘Te Mārua to Karori’ pipeline (known as the Kaitoke Main) at Silverstream which, under normal conditions, supplies 100% of Porirua City’s and 40% of Wellington City’s potable water supply.In 2015, the section of the Kaitoke Main, that crosses Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River via the Silverstream road bridge on Fergusson Drive was identified as significantly corroded. In addition, the pipe crosses the Wellington Fault, and damage as a result of an earthquake would likely interrupt the water supply to Porirua and Wellington City for a significant period of time.The Project proposes to relocate the section of water pipe that is attached to the Silverstream road bridge and along State Highway 2 (SH 2) by constructing a purpose-built bridge over Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River, and a new section of underground pipeline in Manor Park Golf Course to improve resilience in earthquake and flood events. The bridge will be dual-use; able to carry a new water pipe and additional smaller three waters infrastructure in future, and will also provide access for pedestrians and cyclists between Silverstream and Manor Park.Wellington Water Limited are lodging an application for resource consent for the Silverstream Pipeline Replacement Project.Project descriptionThe Project consists of the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of a replacement section of Kaitoke Main at Silverstream. A number of factors have contributed to the need for the project, these are identified in section 2.3 of the AEE, and summarised below: Condition of the existing pipeline; Seismic resilience of the existing Silverstream road bridge; Flood hazard risk; Access and maintenance; Consequences if works are not undertaken. The applicants have applied to Wellington Regional Council (Greater Wellington), Hutt City Council and Upper Hutt City Council for a suite of Resource Consents relating to the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of a replacement section of Kaitoke Main at Silverstream. The applicant is proposing to replace the section of the Kaitoke Main that runs between the existing Kingsley valve chamber in Fergusson Drive, Silverstream and the existing Kaitoke Main connection on the western side of SH 2. This proposed replacement of the Kaitoke Main will cross Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River via a new pipe bridge, it will then run underground through Manor Park Golf Course and join the existing trunk main located in the rail corridor approximately 200m south of Keith George Memorial Park Stream. The proposed bridge is to have a 100 m long network arch main span superstructure, a 66 m long western approach span (which crosses the Wellington Fault), and a 36 m long eastern approach span. The construction of the bridge includes the construction of earth embankments, the bridge piers, piles and abutments, and then placement of the new bridge superstructure atop the pier structures. The pipe bridge includes a shared pedestrian and cyclist path on the downstream side of the bridge deck and provision for additional utility pipelines to be added in the future. Works within Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River include the reshaping of the riverbed to enable the construction of the new bridge, as well as riparian vegetation removal and recontouring of gravel to provide a suitable platform for construction vehicles to launch and crane/lift the bridge structure into place once the bridge piers have been constructed. Earthworks to facilitate the project include the excavation and filling, reuse of on-site material, removal of waste material, and importing of angular aggregate material to stabilise disturbed surfaces is proposed across the Project. Earthworks and vegetation clearance are associated with ground improvement works, trenching and laying of underground sections of pipeline, and the construction of the pipe bridge and access embankments. To summarise the key components described in the application are as follows: Construction of an approximately 100 m long main span pipe bridge, 66 m long western approach span and 36 m long eastern approach span across the river which includes pedestrian and cycling access; Earthworks and ground improvement works; Construction of underground and above ground sections of pipeline; Associated works including lighting, pedestrian/cycle connections, and landscaping within the Project area. A comprehensive suite of conditions has been volunteered by the applicant and forms part of the proposal (Appendix M). The conditions have been considered in the assessment where the conditions mitigate, avoid or remedy adverse effects. Resource consentsLand use consents are required for:EarthworksVegetation alteration, removal, and plantingNew river crossing structuresErosion protection structuresDemolition and removal of structures in Te Awa KairangiBed recontouring in Te Awa KairangiVegetation alteration, removal, and planting in the bed of Te Awa KarangiTracking across Te Awa KairangiDisturbing contaminated land.Water permits are required for:Take and diversion of groundwaterDiverting Te Awa Kairangi during constructionPlacing structures in the bed of Te Awa KairangiPermanent floodwater diversion by structures.Discharge permits are required for:Stormwater discharges during constructionSediment discharges associated with works in watercourses, including within Te Awa Kairangi.Full details of the application and consents required can be found in the application.Statutory FrameworkThe Project has been assessed against the relevant planning documents under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). The development of the project took into account relevant National Policy Statements, the Regional Policy Statement for the Wellington Region, operative and proposed regional and district plans. This project has been assessed as being generally consistent with the relevant provisions in these documents.Application documentsResource consent applications, including the Assessment of Environmental Effects report and all supporting information, can be viewed on this page. Alternatively, hard copies can be viewed at the following places during operating hours (on request):Upper Hutt City Council 838-842 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt Central, Upper Hutt 5018Hutt City Council, 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt 5040Greater Wellington, 100 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011.SubmissionsAny person may make a submission on this application. Submissions can be made online below.To obtain a paper copy of the submission form to post or hand deliver to Greater Wellington, please contact us on 0800 496 734. If your submission form is not submitted through this Have Your Say website, a copy of your submission must also be served on the applicant as soon as reasonably practicable after serving your submission to Greater Wellington.Applicant: Helen AndersonAddresses for service: GHD Ltd, PO Box 1746, Wellington 6140, Helen.Anderson@ghd.comGreater Wellington PO Box 11646, Manners St, Wellington 6142, Attn: Manager, Environmental Regulation, notifications@gw.govt.nz(External link)Alternatively, submissions can be dropped off in person at Greater Wellington, HCC or UHCC offices during office hours.Submissions must be received no later than 5:00pm on Thursday 02 December 2021.Late submissions will be accepted at the discretion of Greater Wellington.As a submitter, you are legally required to provide a copy of your full submission, including your personal details to the applicants. If you fill in the online form below, this will happen automatically - it will be your responsibility if you provide a submission in writing.For guidance on writing a submission, and the submission process, you can refer to the Ministry for the Environment's guidance document.(External link)If you have any question about the application or submission process, please contact Environmental Technical Support, Greater Wellington on 0800 496 734 or email notifications@gw.govt.nz

    • Baring Head/Ōrua-pouanui Proposed Grazing Licence
      • Proposed short term grazing licence at Baring Head/Ōrua-pouanui, East Harbour Regional Park Greater Wellington is intending to grant a new short term stock grazing licence over 183 hectares of park at Baring Head/Ōrua-pouanui (Baring Head) pursuant to Section 74 (2) of the Reserves Act 1977.The Licence is proposed as an interim step towards land use change, as identified in Toitū Te Whenua Parks Network Plan 2020-30 (Toitū Te Whenua) to end the majority of stock grazing in regional parks, restore native vegetation and ecosystem health and support climate emergency response. In accordance with Toitū Te Whenua policy, an Assessment of Environmental Effects (AEE) has been prepared. It outlines key values for protection and considerations for the Licence. The proposed Licence is for sheep only, reduced stock numbers and no use of agrichemicals, with full public access maintained. An outline of proposed Licence Terms and conditions and the AEE is provided here, noting the full licence will be prepared based on standard terms and conditions. Development of a native vegetation restoration plan for the grazed areas of regional parks is underway, titled ‘Reclothing Papatūānuku’. It will guide restoration plantings, which will be supported by pest plant and animal management work. Restoration of the grazed areas will commence after the proposed grazing licence ends in early 2023. You are invited to have your say on this proposal. We welcome your feedback. Please fill out the online submission form below to make your submission. You can also email feedback about the proposal directly to parksplanning@gw.gov.nzYou may also provide your submission in writing to:The Manager Parks, Greater Wellington, PO Box 11646, Manners St, Wellington 6142.Submissions must be received no later than 5pm on Thursday 25 November and must contain:Name and contact details - email address and phone numberConfirmation that you either support or do not support the new stock grazing licence proposalA statement as to whether you wish to appear in person to support your submissionLate submissions will be accepted at Greater Wellington's discretion.Your submission may become publicly available if a request for it is made under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.If you have any question about the submission process, please contact us on 0800 496 734 or email info@gw.govt.nz.How we'll use your informationThe personal information collected from you in your submission is held securely by Greater Wellington. We use this information to advise on the proposed new stock grazing licence at Baring Head/Ōrua-pouanui, East Harbour Regional Park (including compiling statistical information), to contact you to arrange your oral submission (if required), and to contact you to inform you about the outcome of the process.Find out more in the consultation Privacy Statement in the attached documents section.The information you provide in your submission will be used to inform our advice to Council on a decision on the proposed activity, and will become publicly available when that advice is provided.

    • Draft Protected Disclosures (Whistle-blowing) Policy and Guidelines
      • Draft Protected Disclosures (Whistle-blowing) Policy and Guidelines - Have Your SayGreater Wellington has reviewed its Protected Disclosures (Whistle-blowing) Policy, and we are keen to get your feedback on the new draft policy and guidelines. These documents set out Greater Wellington’s internal procedures for making a Protected Disclosure (under the Protected Disclosures Act 2020) of an allegation of serious wrongdoing.The main changes to the current policy are establishing a pool of Protected Disclosures Officers who can each receive and deal with a Protected Disclosure, and placing the internal procedures into the guidelines document.We welcome your feedback on the draft policy and guidelines, which can be found in the Documents section to the right. Please complete the feedback form below by 4pm, Friday 29 October 2021.If you have any questions, ask us at ask.hr@gw.govt.nz.How we'll use the information you give usThe personal information collected in your feedback form (your responses) is held securely by Greater Wellington, and will be used to identify themes, and advice to ELT to support its final decisions on the Protected Disclosures (Whistle-blowing) Policy and Guidelines. For a fuller privacy statement, see the Documents section to the right.

    • Over and Under Payment Policy and Guidelines
      • Over and Under Payments Draft Policy and Guidelines – Have Your Say We’d like to have clear policy and guidelines around over and underpayments and how we manage them. We have created a draft policy and guidelines. We’d like to answer any questions you may have about the draft and hear your views on them.The establishment of policy and guidelines around over and underpayments comes from Greater Wellington wanting to ensure that we repay any underpayments and recover any overpayments lawfully and equitably.This is part of paying its employees correctly and respecting their entitlements. We need to pay employees correctly and employees should be able to expect that they will be paid correctly. Despite the best endeavors of all parties involved, from time to time a failure may occur in a pay-related process which can result in under or overpayments.In the past, it has been difficult for an employee to know what the process is for management of over and underpayments. We have therefore outlined our legislative requirements and are proposing a detailed process so that it is clear and everyone involved knows their entitlements and what to expect in this area.Your feedback on the draft policy and guidelines is welcomed, and will be considered by ELT before the policy and guidelines are finalised.Please complete the feedback form below by 4pm, Friday 29 October.If you have any questions, please feel free to email ask.hr@gw.govt.nz.How we'll use the information you give usThe personal information collected in your feedback form response is held securely by Greater Wellington and used to gather themes on the proposed Over and Under Payments Policy and related guidelines and to advise ELT on the final policy. We care about your privacy, find out what this means in the Documents section to the right.

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