An independent councillor wants to cut staff numbers at the council to help pay for Wellington's broken pipes.
Mayor Tory Whanau told Midday Report she's open to some council projects being put on hold pay for urgent work on the city's pipes.
She says all projects are on the table, including the Town Hall upgrade, due to the seriousness of the issue.
Other city councillors say there are plenty of cost-wasting projects that could go on the backburner.
Jemima Huston reports.