City Population Growth Information Shared between WCC and LGWM

Tony Randle made this Official Information request to Wellington City Council

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From: Tony Randle

Dear Wellington City Council,

I am interested in the engagement between the Wellington City Council (WCC) and Lets Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) on the Wellington City population growth predictions.

I note that the WCC Spatial Plan 2021 is the main vehicle for specifying the population growth for Wellington City. I also note that the Spatial Plan has two recent documents that outlined future city population and housing growth predictions:
* Citywide Estimated Growth Distribution Figures September 2021
* Citywide Estimated Growth Distribution Figures 25/09/2020

LGWM have a similar document called "Urban Development Summary Report. October 2021." (https://lgwm-prod-public.s3.ap-southeast...).

The Executive Summary includes the following:
"There is a strong inter-relationship between LGWM and the Wellington City District Plan review. The (currently) draft District Plan is the statutory enabler of land use changes in Our City Tomorrow: A Spatial Plan for Wellington City. The District Plan, when finalised and adopted, will direct the future form of the urban environment by how zones, height limits and other rules and guidelines allow for urban development.

The four engagement options that include Light Rail or Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) support similar levels of growth in line with the Spatial Plan estimates and with additional transit-orientated development around MRT stations (once confirmed). Light Rail can serve much higher patronage growth in the long-term as it is easier to add services and carriages to Light Rail, whereas BRT is unlikely to support a higher or denser growth. This is relevant to the key strategic question of whether a more intensive urban development scenario is pursued around MRT stations (building on requirements under the National Policy Statement on Urban Development). This scenario would increase carbon reduction, affordable housing and mode shift outcomes, but would also significantly reshape urban areas, particularly in Newtown, Berhampore and Island Bay. LGWM is looking for community feedback on this question.

Urban development will occur in a ‘business as usual’ way in response to the land use controls in the (currently draft) District Plan and as guided by the Spatial Plan."

I request the following information in relation to the above information.

1) Since July 2020, a copy of meeting documentation for all meetings between WCC and LGWM where the predicted population and housing growth for Wellington City was discussed including copies of any agendas, reports and/or presentations at these meetings.

2) Since July 2020, a copy of the correspondence between WCC and LGWM on the predicted population and housing growth for Wellington City including copies of any reports and/or other information was attached to, or linked from these emails.

3) A copy of meeting documentation for all meetings between WCC and LGWM where the WCC Spatial Plan reports "Citywide Estimated Growth Distribution Figures September 2021" and/or "Citywide Estimated Growth Distribution Figures 25/09/2020" were discussed including copies of any agendas, reports and/or presentations at these meetings.

4) A copy of the correspondence between WCC and LGWM where the WCC Spatial Plan reports "Citywide Estimated Growth Distribution Figures September 2021" and/or "Citywide Estimated Growth Distribution Figures 25/09/2020" were attached or discussed including copies of any other reports and/or other information was attached to, or linked from these emails.

5) A copy of meeting documentation for all meetings between WCC and LGWM where the LGWM "Urban Development Summary Report. October 2021" report was discussed including copies of any agendas, reports and/or presentations at these meetings.

6) A copy of the correspondence between WCC and LGWM where the LGWM "Urban Development Summary Report. October 2021" report was attached or discussed including copies of any reports and/or other information was attached to, or linked from these emails.

If any of the requested information is held in electronic form, it is preferred that it is provided in its complete and original electronic format.

Yours faithfully,

Tony Randle

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Tēnā koe Tony,

 

Thank you for your email dated 29/04/2022 requesting information about
LGWM & Wellington City population growth predictions.

 

Our team will manage your request under the Local Government Official
Information and Meetings Act 1987 which requires us to provide a decision
as soon as possible, but no later than 27/05/2022, being 20 working days
of receipt.

 

The reference number for your request is IRC-3285.

 

Please contact us if you have any further questions.

 

Kind regards

 

The Assurance Team

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Dear Tony

 

This email acknowledges your below request for information made under the
Official Information Act 1982, which was transferred to Waka Kotahi NZ
Transport Agency on the 4^th May 2022.

 

Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate section of Waka Kotahi
NZ Transport Agency for response. They will contact you if they require
clarification of your request, more time to respond, or if your request
has been transferred to another organisation to respond to. Unless more
time is required, Waka Kotahi will send a response to you within 20
working days of receiving your request – in this instance on or before
1^st June 2022.

 

As you will be aware, New Zealand is currently responding to the COVID-19
Omicron outbreak. As a result, resourcing may be impacted due to staff
absences, and the response to your Official Information Act request could
be delayed. We will endeavour to provide a response to you within the 20
day timeframe, or as soon as possible. In the meantime, we will keep you
informed of any changing timeframes. We apologise for any inconvenience
and appreciate your understanding.

 

Lastly, the information you have requested may contain the names and
contact details of our staff. Please let us know whether you require these
names and contact details. We may need to consult our staff before
deciding whether we can release this information, and this may take a bit
more time. If we do not hear from you we will assume that you do not
require staff names and contact details.

 

If you would like to discuss your request with Waka Kotahi, please contact
us by email at [1][email address].

 

Regards  

 

Ministerial Services
Te Waka Kôtuia | Engagement & Partnerships
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

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From: Tony Randle

Dear Official Correspondence,

I am confused. My LGOIMA request to the WCC asks about WCC engagement with LGWM.

Can the WCC please confirm if this request has been transferred to LGWM and, if so, on what ground has this request been transferred given I am interested in the WCC engagement with LGWM.

Yours sincerely,

Tony Randle

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Dear Tony

 

Thank you for your email. As the lead agency responsible for coordinating
response on behalf of the funding partner agencies (Waka Kotahi NZ
Transport Agency, Greater Wellington Regional Council and Wellington City
Council), your request to Wellington City Council was transferred on 4 May
2022 to Waka Kotahi for response. This is in line with section 9.3 of the
Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) Relationship and Funding Agreement,
regarding LGWM information requests. More information on the agreement can
be found here:

 

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Regards

 

Ministerial Services
Te Waka Kōtuia | Engagement & Partnerships
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

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Kia ora Tony

 

Please see attached transfer letter.

 

Kind Regards

 

Asha Harry

Senior Advisor  |  Official Information Team | Wellington City Council
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From: BUS: Assurance <[email address]>
Sent: Monday, 2 May 2022 8:50 am
To: [FOI #19229 email]
Cc: BUS: Assurance <[email address]>
Subject: IRC-3285 - Information request - City Growth Predictions

 

Tēnā koe Tony,

 

Thank you for your email dated 29/04/2022 requesting information about
LGWM & Wellington City population growth predictions.

 

Our team will manage your request under the Local Government Official
Information and Meetings Act 1987 which requires us to provide a decision
as soon as possible, but no later than 27/05/2022, being 20 working days
of receipt.

 

The reference number for your request is IRC-3285.

 

Please contact us if you have any further questions.

 

Kind regards

 

The Assurance Team

Email: [5][email address]

Wellington City Council | W [6]Wellington.govt.nz | [7]Facebook|
[8]Twitter

The information contained in this email is privileged and confidential and
intended for the addressee only.
If you are not the intended recipient, you are asked to respect that
confidentiality and not disclose, copy or make use of its contents.
If received in error you are asked to destroy this email and contact the
sender immediately. Your assistance is appreciated.

 

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