A taskforce to tackle the affordability of housing in Wellington is being set up by new mayor Justin Lester.
It will examine issues including homelessness, social housing, schemes for first-home buyers, the rental market and housing density.
The council is hoping to report its recommendations by April so it can become part of its three-year plan.
Mr Lester said he wanted to make sure housing was affordable for all Wellingtonians.
"It's a multi-faceted approach that incorporates issues around homelessness, around affordable housing, around social housing provisions, and working with community housing providers and developers to make sure construction of houses takes place."
A record high median sales price of $480,000 was recorded in Wellington last month.