Greater Wellington Regional Council

34 Chapel Street Masterton

Opening hours

Products and Services


Resource Consents, Public Transport, Permits, Environment Management

Service Areas

Wairarapa, Greytown, Carterton, Martinborough


Environment Pollution, Land Management, Flood Protection, Economic Development, Water Supply, Transportation Services

Markets Served

Commercial, Agricultural, Residential, Industrial

Service Options

Online Information


Harbour, Parks


Regional Council

About Greater Wellington Regional Council

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 & Wairarapa. 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 Councillors' role to decide how the activities should be carried out.


Biosecurity (pest animals and pest plants)is about protecting our environment, economy and way of life from the harmful impacts of pests and diseases. Greater Wellington works with landowners to target regional pest plants and animals and helps the rural economy by controlling possums to stop the spread of bovine Tb.

Emergency management

We co-ordinate the Civil Defence Emergency Management Group for the region. We work together to minimise the potential effects of emergencies, prepare ourselves and the community, respond to emergencies and help the community to recover.


The region's natural resources - land, water, air, energy - sustain our lives. We help people to use these resources appropriately and sustainably.

Flood protection

The region's many rivers mean homes, farmland, jobs, livelihoods and property can be at risk from flooding. We help communities protect themselves from the effects of flooding.

Land management

Soil erosion can be prevented or reduced by improving the way the land is used, perhaps by planting trees, by changing management systems, or by allowing native bush to grow in areas that are at risk from erosion. We work with landowners to control soil erosion.

Parks and forests

We maintain a network of regional parks and forests, enjoyed by thousands of people every year. We also look after their environmental and historical features.

Pollution control

We maintain a 24-hour incident response service, conduct environmental assessments of industrial and commercial sites, and maintain a register of sites with hazardous industries or activities. To report a pollution incident, phone 04-384 5708, or freephone 0800 4WN REG.


We fund bus and train services, we plan the roading network and we build public transport infrastructure. Greater Wellington spends about $30 million each year subsidising public transport.

Water supply

Greater Wellington collects and treats all the drinking water used in Wairarapa.

What makes us different


Awards and Achievements

Mailing address

PO Box 41 Masterton 5840



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