Wellington 2017

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the first ever Smart Seeds programme in Wellington.

Some of Wellington’s brightest professionals came together to tackle some pressing challenges facing the New Zealand capital: transport, wind, water, housing affordability and healthy food.

The ideas were presented in front of the city’s top CEOs and industry leaders. Both the Judges Award and People’s Choice Award were given to the ‘WINDerful Wellington’ team, with the runner up prize awarded to the ‘Live Your Lifestyle’ team.

The ‘WINDerful Wellington’ team will present their idea at the region’s Chief Executive Forum.


Well done to all the participants on their high calibre innovative solutions and presentations.

Click here for more information about the challenges tackled in 2017.

If you or your organisation are interested in participating in or being a sponsor for Smart Seeds 2018, please visit www.smartseeds.org/eoi.

Program highlights

Teams and innovative ideas

Re-imagining our Transport Corridors / Streets for the People

Challenge Authors: Greater Wellington Regional Council, Hutt City Council, Wellington Airport, Wellington City Council

The ‘New’ Quarter Acre Dream / Live Your Lifestyle

Challenge Authors: Wellington AirportWellington City Council, GHD

Food For All / Grow Your Own

Challenge Authors: Greater Wellington Regional CouncilWellington City Council, GHD

Harnessing the Wind / WINDerful Wellington

Challenge Authors: Greater Wellington Regional CouncilGHD, Intergen

Water, Water Everywhere / FERN

Challenge Authors: GHD, Wellington Water

Judging panel


Greg Campbell
CEO, Greater Wellington Regional Council

Tony Stallinger
CEO, Hutt City Council

Colin Crampton
CEO, Wellington Water

Al Monro
GM New Zealand, GHD

Participating organisations

Buddle Findlay | GHD | Greater Wellington Regional Council | Hutt City Council | Intergen | Wellington Airport | Wellington City Council | Wellington Water

Supporting organisations

1st Assembly | EY | NZTA | Vodafone

Contact us for more information

Abi Goodhew
abigail.goodhew@ghd.com | +64 9 370 8150