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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 »

Bridge Road update: Contractor for construction of new bridge 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 »

New lights are coming to a street near you

Council has commenced upgrading its street lights to new LED lanterns. This means that the older orange coloured lanterns will gradually disappear and be replaced with the new LED lanterns which issue a white light. This is being done as a cost saving measure as the new lanterns have a wattage of 27 watts as… 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 »

Haywards-Judgeford transmission lines to be checked by helicopter

Low level visual inspection of Haywards – Judgeford A transmission lines by helicopter is to be undertaken by Broadspectrum (formerly Transfield Services). This line forms part of the electricity transmission network – the National Grid – which transports electricity from where it is generated to New Zealand towns and cities. Broadspectrum act on behalf of… Read more »

Upper Hutt serves as platform for two community-minded initiatives

A collaborative graffiti removal and clean-up in Kelleher Service Lane supported by Upper Hutt City Council sees volunteers promote neighbourliness in order to launch two separate local and national community minded initiatives. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 22 FEB 2016—Volunteers from around the world descended on Upper Hutt as part of a new Community Patrol initiative… Read more »