31 Jan 2024

Wellington Council could hike rates up by 15 percent

From Checkpoint, 5:42 pm on 31 January 2024

Wellington City Council could hike up rates by more than 15 percent to pay for its leaky water pipe network.

Council staff estimate the city needs a 1.1 billion dollar upgrade to water infrastructure.

It means plans like the Golden Mile upgrade could be delayed.

Our reporter Nick James joins us now from the capital.