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 work has also brought consideration of the city’s rural and natural areas into the same document as urban areas. Having one strategy for the whole of the city is a way of integrating planning and management of our land resources in a sensible and sustainable way.

We have now created a new document which deals with this wide range of issues. The new document is called the ‘Land Use Strategy: Upper Hutt 2016 – 2043’ and now is the time to let us know what you think of it.

Consultation began on Wednesday 9 March and continues until Thursday 28 April 2016. Information about the draft Strategy and how to make a submission was included in Wednesday’s Upper Hutt Leader, but if you missed this or want more copies, you can find the draft strategy at, as well as Council reception, the Upper Hutt Central and Pinehaven Libraries, and the i-SITE Visitor Information Centre at Expressions Whirinaki.