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Branch falls on power lines in Whakatiki Street

At approximately 34 Whakatiki St, a branch has fallen onto the power line and all traffic has been diverted down Routley Crescent. The fire department and police are in attendance. Wellington Electricity has been notified to get the power turned off and contractor to remove the branch. Read more »

Young ideas help shape the future of Upper Hutt

Students from Upper Hutt’s local schools recently took part in a workshop on Upper Hutt’s Land Use Strategy. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 28 APR 2016—Upper Hutt City Council is currently consulting on the draft Land Use Strategy 2016 – 2043. As part of this, Council decided to seek input from the city’s young residents in… Read more »

Contractor for construction of new bridge (Birchville) announced

Three tenders were received for the construction of the new bridge. The successful contractor was Brian Perry Civil Ltd with a price of about $2.1M. Initial planning was for the existing bridge to be demolished before the fish spawning season ie before 31 May. The Brian Perry methodology delays demolition till around beginning of September… Read more »

Bridge Road temporary services bridge to be lifted into position

It is proposed to lift the 50m temporary services bridge into position at about 1:00pm today. If you intend watching please keep out of the construction area for safety reasons and clear of workmen. Once the bridge is in place new services will be laid on it so that those on the existing bridge can… Read more »

Land use strategy—have your say!

Upper Hutt’s original Urban Growth Strategy was adopted in 2007.  It was written to help manage urban growth and set the foundations for future development within the city. Recently we have been reviewing this document to ensure that planning for the future is still going to guide the best outcomes for Upper Hutt. The review… Read more »

Total fire ban

A ban on all outdoor fires is now in place as of 8.00 am Friday, 4 March 2016 due to the extreme fire hazard in the Upper Hutt City and Lower Hutt City region. The ban covers all territory (rural and urban) in the Upper Hutt City and the Hutt City Council areas. It includes… Read more »

Melrose Street Wastewater Renewal Project

From Wednesday 3 March 2016 we will start renewing the old wastewater main at Melrose Street Works start at 6 Bentinck Street up to the corner with Melrose Street on the road corridor. From that point works are under private properties at the following locations: No. 1-9 Bentinck Street; No. 11-27 Melrose Street; No. 26a-e… Read more »

Sunday 1/11 UPDATE: Birchville bridge collapse information

Birchville bridge collapse information – Sunday 12:00 Update Contractors continue to make excellent progress on the alternative access track and it is on target for completion on time. Until this track is complete, rubbish cannot be collected and residents are advised to hold their rubbish at their properties until we can arrange a contractor to… Read more »

Pinehaven Stream Floodplain Management Plan public consultation

The proposed Pinehaven Stream Floodplain Management Plan is open for public consultation. Copies of the plan are available for viewing at the Upper Hutt City Council offices and at the Pinehaven Library. The plan is also available to download via the following link: Pinehaven Stream Floodplain Management Plan [PDF 6.33 MB] The Pinehaven Stream is… Read more »