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Bridge Road update—4pm: Birchville bridge collapse

Alternative routes for residents to access their properties are being investigated; it is important that people do not attempt to cross the river at any stage, nor look for alternate tracks. Due to this collapse, water and gas services have been cut to this neighbourhood; Sewage was discharging into the river from pipes impacted by… Read more »

Bridge Road: Birchville bridge collapse

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 29 October 2015 — The bridge at Bridge Road (Birchville, Upper Hutt) collapsed at approximately 11:00am on Thursday morning isolating households and interrupting localised services. Upper Hutt City Council’s Asset Management team of engineers have completed a preliminary assessment of the collapse and are now working with specialised bridge engineers and… Read more »

UHCC & LGC: Commission and mayoral forum in constructive meetings

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 29 SEP 2015—Wellington region mayors, chair and the Local Government Commission are making good progress towards the next steps for Wellington local government, says chair of the Commission Sir Wira Gardiner. “In June, the Commission took off the table a proposal to amalgamate all the councils of the region. While most… Read more »

UHCC & LGC: Commission and mayoral forum in constructive meetings

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 29 SEP 2015—Wellington region mayors, chair and the Local Government Commission are making good progress towards the next steps for Wellington local government, says chair of the Commission Sir Wira Gardiner. “In June, the Commission took off the table a proposal to amalgamate all the councils of the region. While most… Read more »

Urban Growth Strategy review—now open for feedback

Upper Hutt City Council’s Urban Growth Strategy (UGS) is undergoing a review. We would appreciate your thoughts and feedback around 8 major issues we have raised. Other feedback and ideas are also welcome. There will be a 12-page supplement in the Upper Hutt Leader on 26 August. You can use the supplement to formulate your… Read more »

Upper Hutt’s Long Term Plan now available online

Upper Hutt City Council has now published its recently-adopted Long Term Plan 2015 – 2025 online. The document is available as a publication on Upper Hutt City Council’s website upperhuttcity.com The Long Term Plan covers the 10 financial years from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2025. It also incorporates the Annual Plan for the… Read more »

Valley News available

Valley News poster

The latest Valley News has been published on the website today on our online publications. To view June Valley news, click here (PDF 1.53 MB). Online publications can be viewed at: upperhuttcity.com/publications Read more »

Young people of Upper Hutt celebrated

Upper Hutt’s Young Achievers were celebrated at the 2015 awards ceremony held at Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 3 June. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 10 JUN 2015—Young people of Upper Hutt were celebrated at the annual Young  Achievers and Youth Civic Awards last week. The event was held on Wednesday 3 June at… Read more »

LGC: Amalgamation Decisions – Wellington and Northland

Engaging with communities The Local Government Commission has made decisions on the next steps for three local government reorganisation proposals. The Commission has decided not to proceed with its draft proposals for single councils in Northland and Wellington. Instead the Commission will return to those communities to work with them and seek to develop other… Read more »

WCC: Mayoral Forum backs runway extension plan

The Wellington region Mayoral Forum has given a significant boost to planning for a 350-metre extension to Wellington Airport’s runway. The Forum’s Chair, Upper Hutt City Mayor Wayne Guppy, says the proposed extension would unlock the growth potential of central New Zealand through greater air connectivity. Read more on Wellington City Council’s website. Read more »