Report: Green Space in Wellington’s Central City

A New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities team of researchers from University of Otago, Wellington and Victoria University of Wellington recently completed a detailed study of the provision of public green space in central Wellington City in relation to current and projected future population levels, for Wellington City Council. 

The report, Green Space in Wellington’s Central City: Current provision, and design for future wellbeing, went on to examine the implications of the study findings and made recommendations towards increasing the total amount, accessibility and quality of green space in the central city. An increase will need to be achieved in order to accommodate significant future population growth and fulfill a vision of “central city green spaces that enhance community and ecosystem health”We hope this report will be an important input into the Council’s Planning for Growth process and District Plan review.