Council regularly seeks your feedback on a variety of issues, proposed policies or plans, projects or consent applications which affect Upper Hutt

Our commitment to the community

Decision making is fundamental to leadership. The new legislation sets out a number of principles and processes for making decisions, without prescribing exactly what is required in any given situation.  There is a much greater emphasis on an appropriate level of consultation with parties likely to be affected prior to any decision being taken. Reasons must also be provided for the decisions that are made.

Council undertakes consultation in a way that is appropriate for the matter being considered.  In some situations, consultation is as simple as listening to the views of a resident.  It may be more formal, such as when the special consultation procedure is used.  Or it may be more structured, such as when a particular group of people are requested to share their views.  An independent facilitator may be used where necessary.

Upper Hutt City Council is committed to working in partnership with the community to ensure that Council’s priorities reflect those of the community. Therefore, Council’s affairs are conducted in an open, informed and democratic manner and relevant information is readily available so that everyone can make an informed contribution to the decision-making process.

You can contact His Worship the Mayor and Councillors at any time. View or download contact details for the Mayor and Councillors using the link in the Resources & Links section.

Viewing submissions

After consultations close, all submissions can be made available for public viewing in the Customer Service Centre and the Upper Hutt City Libraries. For a copy of the submissions please phone (04) 527 2169.

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Last updated on 08 Jul 2015