The project incorporates transport improvements, including a new Melling Interchange and River Bridge, as well as walking, cycling and public transport links.
Improved flood protection will safeguard Lower Hutt against floods that could cause major damage to homes and businesses. The changes in the central city will enable development to make the central city more vibrant as it turns to face Te Awa Kairangi.
“We had over two hundred people at the open day at the Dowse on Saturday. This was a pleasing turnout as we wanted to hear what the community think of our plans, and answer any questions people had” says Martin White RiverLink Project Director.
There will be more opportunities for the community to provide feedback at each stage as we work through to starting construction.
Projects that may have an effect on the environment or on people need to have a resource consent before they can proceed.
We have also launched our online engagement.
The online engagement will remain open for feedback throughout December and until early January 2021.
“We are now considering the community’s feedback today alongside input from our technical specialists, and project partners as we work to improve our draft plans."
“We are also planning for another open day on Saturday 13 February” says Martin White.
“Our next step is to finalise these plans and submit them as part of our applications for resource consent in mid 2021.
If we are granted resource consent, we will then continue to develop the plans for RiverLink in more detail.” says Martin White.