Wellington City Council Suburbs were revised in 2003 through public consultations. The new suburb were approved on 21/08/2003 Small modifications have been made since.
Background to the 2003 suburb boundary review: Most suburb boundaries in Wellington were last defined in 1967. Since then there have been many changes within the City. The City now includes areas that used to be in Tawa Borough Council and part of Hutt County. Approved suburb names like Bridgetown and Crawford are not being used. There are a number of areas that now have recognizable names that have never been formally approved as suburbs of Wellington, such as Oriental Bay, Aro Valley, Broadmeadows and Houghton Bay. Suggestions have been collected from many community groups and individuals. Using this information, a new map has been prepared and adopted in 2003.
Reviewed by Council annually. Small modifications to suburb boundaries typically occur where there is property subdivision activity on the boundaries of suburbs.
Generally follow road centrelines or property boundaries, occasionally cut across large rural properties.