Wellington’s Big Projects Stalled!

Why aren’t we who live in the Wellington region getting our share of big public projects?  One major reason for this dearth is the sadly fractionated state of our local government.  We need to pull together and operate as a single region rather than a loose collection of feuding duchies.

Following the recent creation of Auckland Super City it seemed predictable that something similar would be proposed for our Wellington region where we have a population of 474,000 and nine local government councils.  This ratio seems absurd and is even greater than the pre-amalgamation situation in Auckland where there were fewer councils serving a population at least three times the size.

While there is no real progress without change, our local public are divided in their views about the wisdom of a Wellington Super City.  There are plenty of local Super City … Read More »


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