Greater Wellington Regional Council promotes Quality for Life by ensuring our environment is protected while meeting the economic, cultural and social needs of the community.
Our specific responsibilities include environment management, flood protection and land management, provision of regional parks, public transport planning and funding, and metropolitan water supply.
The Council is responsible for developing policies that direct the activities of the greater Wellington region. Various acts of Parliament, such as the Local Government Act and the Resource Management Act state what activities the Council should, or may, be involved with. It is the Councilors' role to decide how the activities should be carried out.