Located on a bustling harbor, Wellington has been labeled one of the best cities in the world to visit or live in. As New Zealand’s capital, the city relies heavily on government and professional services. But its position atop a major fault line has made some companies and government agencies reluctant to establish or maintain local offices. The threat of earthquakes means that the city must also be ready to protect residents and restore services quickly when such events occur.

In addition to the threat of seismic activity, Wellington also faces the risk of flooding. Officials have been proactive in implementing flood management plans that take a long-term, broad-scope approach involving the community and other stakeholders. To address their aging infrastructure, the city has also developed information systems and analytics to ensure limited resources are directed to meeting their highest priorities.
 

Learn about Wellington's Resilience Journey

Wellington put together this video about its agenda-setting workshop. 

Resilience Challenges

  • Aging Infrastructure
  • Disease Outbreak
  • Earthquake
  • Economic Shifts
  • Rainfall Flooding
  • Rising Sea Level and Coastal Erosion
  • Tsunami

Meet The Chief Resilience Officer

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Mike is an avid Wellingtonian with experience in central and local government.  He has also worked for Deloitte and the New Zealand Defence Force. His particular areas of expertise are in infrastructure planning and investment, and operations.  Mike is excited at the prospect of working with 100RC to build on Wellington’s resilience. 

Snapshot of Wellington City

  • 190,960

    population as of 2013

In The Media

Upcoming Events

The 2016 Asia - Pacific Energy Leaders' Summit: March 16th and 17th

Media and Press

About Resilient Wellington - The Resilient Weillington Website

View a recap of the Resilient Wellington Strategy Launch event.

"Wellington Builds Resilient to Climate Change"  from the New Zealand Recreation Association

"Wellington joins 100 Resilient Cities," a piece from Radio New Zealand about Wellington's Resilience Challenges.

"Aroha Nui Ki Te Tangata" an introduction to Resilient Wellington in Capital. (Page 37)

"The Big 4 – The threats that could bring the city to its knees

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  • Disease Outbreak
  • Earthquake
  • Economic Shifts
  • Rainfall Flooding
  • Rising Sea Level and Coastal Erosion
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