Population Policy

There has been an explosion in population worldwide in the last 40 years. We need to start a rigorous debate in this area to create responsible planning about this increase, and what this means to Wellington and New Zealand.

This population increase has serious implications to the market, environment, services, resources, accessibilty, transport, and sustainability.

There needs to be extensive debate on population trends for Wellington City covering areas such as

  • population
  • growth
  • capacity
  • sustainability

There are alternatives to the continuous focus of population and economic growth (no population growth/minimal population growth). Should WCC be encouraging Population and economic growth?

Population Target

Minimal growth target – due to relationships to housing needs, services such as transport, water etc.

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