Who decided on the changes to Lower Hutt and why?

The initial consideration for the redevelopment of Lower Hutt, in line with what is now proposed through Riverlink, dates back to 1987.  Since then the council has completed numerous strategies which have all supported and developed the approach. Engagement with the community in 2009 clearly told us that one of Lower Hutt's greatest assets is the Hutt River Te Awa Kairangi, and that the city centre should be better connected with it. Since then ongoing engagement, including the Central City Transformation Plan and most recently through the 2021-31 Long term Plan, has continued. 

Last updated: 23 Feb 2022
Prev Next

Community involvement

Hutt City Council (HCC) sought input and advice from residents, including the Making Places Reference Group - a diverse range of people who represent the community. The group has representatives that include tangata whenua, younger people, families, older people, disabled people, organisations such as Rotary, retail, business, environmental groups, arts/music/culture, Police, Public Health, and residents.

Last updated: 23 Feb 2022
Prev Next

Your feedback

Feedback included the need to upgrade flood protection for the city. Further engagement (completed in 2017) for the Central City Transformational Plan also helped to inform the RiverLink project around city edge, the desire for better access and engagement with Te Awa Kairangi Hutt River and the city, as well as multi-modal connections.

Last updated: 26 Oct 2021
Prev Next