|Wellington region, showing major population centres (in red)|
Upper Hutt City Council is the first local authority in the region to sign up to the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA). WREDA will be governed through a committee comprised of 10 elected members from across the region:
- Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Porirua and Kapiti will get one elected member each;
- Wairarapa with get one elected member;
- Wellington City will get four elected members;
- The chair must not be from the Wellington City Council.