• 1:20economic return on investment

Silhouettes of concert crowd and performer.

Our city is the events and creative capital. From film premieres to major sports events and arts and culture festivals, there’s always something to do in Wellington. Major events such as the World of WearableArt Awards Show make sure the city is a dynamic and enjoyable place to live.

Wellington faces increasing competition from other Australasian cities for the right to host major events. To maintain our economic and cultural edge, we have increased the funding available to attract and support major events.

Our major events fund aims to achieve a 1:20 economic return on the investment that is made.


We will provide funding (through WREDA) every year for the 10 years of the plan.

How much?

$5 million per year.

Key projects in our plan