Social and recreation

5.2 Community support

Tautoko hapori

We provide support for all communities and affordable housing for those in need.

What we do

We want Wellington to be a people-centred city where people feel welcomed – a city that supports diverse and inclusive communities. To enable this we support a network of community spaces and libraries to provide a focal point for community events. We also provide a wide range of opportunities and initiatives to support, and encourage, community leadership and advocacy to strengthen community and neighbourhood resilience and local safety.

We partner with police and key social and health agencies to ensure there is a co-ordinated and sustainable city-wide approach to homelessness in supporting the city’s vulnerable communities.

Our grant programmes enable the community to undertake a wide range of initiatives that respond to identified needs and align with the Council’s strategies and priorities.

By providing social housing, we ensure the basic housing needs of many people are met. This service also builds social cohesion and contributes to Wellington’s reputation as a close, caring community.

Key projectsTop

Measuring our performanceTop

Our targets for 2013/14 are:

What it will costTop

5.2 - Community support Operating expenditure 2013–14 Capital expenditure
2013–14
Income Expenditure Net expenditure Total
($000) ($000) ($000) ($000)
5.2.1 - Libraries (2,082) 21,062 18,980 2,098
5.2.2 - Access support (Leisure Card) - 28 28 -
5.2.3 - Community advocacy (28) 1,408 1,380 -
5.2.4 - Grants (Social and Recreation) - 3,413 3,413 -
5.2.5 - Housing (50,917) 23,658 (27,259) 30,602
5.2.6 - Community centres and halls (220) 3,087 2,867 24
2013/14 5.2 Total (53,247) 52,656 (591) 32,724
2012/13 5.2 Total (51,901) 48,662 (3,239) 41,483