The Wellington-Wairarapa-Horowhenua region has a unified regional economic development plan (REDP). It guides the long-term direction and focuses on implementation activities over the next 10 years.
A combination of local and central government, , and businesses helped develop the plan. It sets out the strategic direction, issues and opportunities, and guides where funding and support should go.
It’s about future-proofing the region and making sure it thrives economically. But also about ensuring Wellington is a great place for everyone to live, including our Māori and Pasifika communities.
It’s also about improving wellbeing and the quality of life.
The plan aims to guide the long-term direction of Wellington’s economy. It will help the region to prioritise, fund, and deliver high-impact economic initiatives over the next 10 years. That, in turn, will help to:
The plan represents more than 12 months of conversations and mahi across our region, including with:
The Wellington Regional Leadership Committee, WellingtonNZ, and the steering group support this plan.
This collaborative effort forms the basis of a long-term partnership. It will result in improved coordination, access to networks, and connections across the region.
Implementation of the development plan is underway and highlights from year one are available in the REDP annual summary.
WellingtonNZ is working with partners across the region to put the plan in place. It’s a living document that will evolve and adapt as conditions change, relationships are built, and new initiatives arise.
Contact the REDP Programme Management Office to discuss any initiatives.