Annual Report: It’s been another great year for Upper Hutt

The Annual Report was formally adopted by Council on 31 October 2016 is now available on our website in both full and summarised versions:

We are pleased to present Upper Hutt City Council’s Annual Report for 2015 – 16.

This document demonstrates Council’s commitment to our community, and the extent of our hard work to respond to community needs and to deliver quality leadership, infrastructure and support services to residents, community groups, and businesses alike.

Whether we are celebrating 50 years as a city, or reflecting on the increasing vibrancy of our city centre, looking back at the past year gives us an opportunity to reflect on the great initiatives we have been a part of.

Council’s objectives and performance targets for 2015 – 16 were outlined in year one of our Long Term Plan 2015 –  2025. Our 2015 – 16 Annual Report  explains how we’ve performed against these objectives and targets, including what Council has achieved, how much it cost, and our performance against budget.

Our 2015 – 16 Annual Report Summary shows the key information for each objective – perfect for getting the overall view. For the full disclosures, please see the Annual Report.

Highlights include:

  • Celebrating 50 years since Upper Hutt achieved city status.
  • The painted environment initiative – see pages six and seven of the summary document for a collage of the murals that have been installed to date. This initiative was subsequently nominated for a ‘Keep New Zealand Beautiful’ award.
  • The opening of the new Upper Hutt Station which provides an enhanced gateway to our city.
  • Development of the Land Use Strategy. This document sets the direction for future development in Upper Hutt over the next 30 years.
  • Council supported a number of businesses during the course of the year via the Economic Development Stimulus Policy and our city centre is reaping the benefits, with retail vacancies declining at a steady rate.

This is only a snapshot of some of Council’s achievements.

Upper Hutt continues to flourish and Council looks forward to working with the community to make our great city even better.