Part A: Introduction

Chef Executive’s introduction

He poho kereru au i ngā
ratonga e tuku ana mātou

Nā Kevin Lavery
Tumuaki

He maha o mātou kaupapa hirahira o roto i te rautaki-ā-tau 2019/20. Tērā pea kua mōhio kē koutou ki ētahi o ngā kaupapa nei nā ētahi o ngā kaupapa o mua, me ētahi o ngā pāpāho. Kua whakahua ngā kaupapa nei i roto i te tuhinga nei, e mārakerake ana te kite.

Neke atu i te 1700 ngā kaimahi e hora ana i ngā ratonga o te Kaunihera ki a koutou. He ngāwari te utu mo ngā mahi nei, kaunga ake nei hoki, ā, ka tino raru a Pōneke ki te ngaro ēnei ratonga, heoi i te nuinga o te wā kīhai tātou e aro atu ki ngā mahi nei. Ko te kohi-rāpihi, ko te whakatika rori, ko ngā pāka me ngā ratonga ruapara, ā, e hia atu ngā kaupapa ka kore rawa tātou e wānangahia.

Poho-kukupa ana ahau i ngā ratonga nei ka hora atu mātou, i ngā kaimahi ka mahia i ngā mahi, me ngā wariu ka whakatinana te rōpū nei, otirā i te maha o ngā kaupapa ka kawea ake e mātou. E hoe ngātahi ana mātou, ā, e tika ana ā-ahumoni nei hei tā te rōpū AA.

E tika ana kia hīkaka tātou o Pōneke! Kua whakamana te kaupapa Let’s Get Wellington Moving e te Kāwanatanga, mā tēnei kaupapa e whakawhanake i ngā ratonga waka, i ngā kaupapa whare me te tōnuitanga o tō tātou taone. Koia nei te wā tuatahi kua whai haepapa pēnei mātou kia whanake ai a Pōneke. Ko ngā panonitanga, ngā whanaketanga, me ngā rautaki ka whakaritea e mātou inaeanei, ka whai pānga ki ngā whakatipuranga o Pōneke nō muri mai i a tātou, ā, ka whakatau i te apōpō o to tātou taone.

Kua whakatau tētahi rautaki whare mo ngā 10 tau e whai ake nei i roto i tō mātou Housing Strategy, ā, kua whakatū e 104 ngā whare hou kei Te Mara, he mea tautoko no Stratgic Housing Investment Programme (SHIP). Kua tuwhera te rautaki nei ki ngā whakaaro ā te marea, kua whakarite kia mahi tahi mātou ki Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC) hei tautoko i te whakaahunga o ngā wahi tuatahi, tuatoru o Arlington. E whakapono ana ngā mātanga o HNZC ka taea e rātou te whakarite kia 230–300 ngā whare hou he ngāwari te utu, ā, hei āpiti atu e 40 o ngā whare nei e pai ana hei nohonga mō te hunga e ngau ana i ētahi mauiuitanga.

E kaha haumi ana te Kaunihera ki ngā kaupapa whakakaha i ngā whare o Pōneke, kia huamaru ai to tātou noho, kia kore hoki tātou e kaha pākia e te rū whenua, ia te rā, ia te rā. Kua utua hoki e mātou tētahi kaupapa ka whakahaerehia e Wellington Water, kia whakakaha i te St James Theatre. Kua hūnukutia hoki te nuinga ō ā mātou kaimahi ki te whare ki te CBD, kia whai wāhi te whakatika i tō tātou whare taurikura ki tōna taumata tiketike, e noho haumaru ai te whare mō ngā tau 100 e hāere ake nei.

E noho kainga ana te Royal New Zealand Ballet ki tētahi whare kōhukihuki ki te tūnga waka o Michael Fowler. Ka mutu, he whakaaro auaha nā ngā kaimahi. I tēnei tau, he hiahia hoki nō mātou kia puawai tonu tēnei tāone matua i roto i ngā āhuatanga katoa o ngā ahurea, e pitomata ai te maramatanga toi ki ngā kaupapa pēnei i a Matariki.

Kikī ana te Kaunihera o Pōneke ki ngā kaimahi e ūpoko pakarū ana te karawhiu, me te mea nei, ko rātou hoki e whai pānga ana ki te kokenga whakamuatanga ō tō tātou tāone. Nei au e āki kaha nei i a koutou, kia mahi ngātahi ki a mātou, e tutuki ai te hōtaka mō te Annual Plan 2019/20. Mā tō rourou, mā tōku rourou, ka tipu, ka rea tō tātou tāone.

Chief Executive Kevin Lavery signature

Nā Kevin Lavery

I’m proud of the services we are deliveringTop

Kevin Lavery
Chief Executive

Chief Executive Kevin Lavery

We have a number of big projects in the Annual Plan 2019/20. Some projects many of you will be aware of through previous plans and media releases. These are discussed in this document and are highly visible.

There are more than 1700 staff delivering Council’s basic core services to you. These are the high quality, value-for-money services our city cannot do without, yet the delivery of these services often goes unnoticed. The rubbish collection, street maintenance, recreation ground management, landfill services and many others that you expect to be delivered, that we don’t often talk about.

I am proud of the services we are delivering, the people who deliver them and the value-for-money this organisation represents, and for the number and scale of the activities we deliver. We are a tight ship and financially sound with an AA credit rating.

This is an exciting time for Wellington. Let’s Get Wellington Moving has been approved by Government and will transform our transport, housing and the future growth and prosperity of our city. Never before in the history of our city have we been presented with an opportunity for transformational change on this scale. How we grow our city, how we move around our city, and how we deal with seismic risk and the causes and impacts of climate change will impact generations to come and set the course for our city tomorrow.

We have a clear plan on housing through our 10 year Housing Strategy and have already delivered 104 houses at Te Mara as part of our Strategic Housing Investment Programme (SHIP). We will enter into an agreement with Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC) for the development of Arlington sites 1 and 3. HNZC expects to deliver between 230 and 300 modern, social and affordable homes including approximately 40 supported living units for tenants with complex issues.

Council is investing in seismic strengthening to make the city safer for Wellingtonians each and every day. We have funded a major capital expenditure programme through Wellington Water and work is underway to strengthen the St James Theatre. We have also moved many of our staff to other office buildings in the CBD to enable our much loved and iconic Town Hall to be rebuilt to its former glory, while ensuring it’s safe for the next 100 years.

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has been housed in a temporary structure on the Michael Fowler Centre car park thanks to creative thinking from our staff. This year we will also continue to work towards a Capital of Culture to enhance our rich and diverse arts calendar at every opportunity with events like Matariki.

Wellington City Council is supported by an energised and motivated workforce that is an enormous asset to your city. I encourage you to engage with us as we implement our programme of work in the Annual Plan 2019/20. Together we can continue to enhance and transform our extraordinary city.

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Kevin Lavery