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Annual Plan 2016 – 2017 now available online

Family riding bicycles

The Annual Plan 2016 – 2017 was adopted at the Extraordinary Council Meeting 29 June 2016 and became operative from 1 July 2016. Included within the Annual Plan 2016 – 2017 are the two new projects Council consulted on between 23 March and 28 April 2016. Recycling drop-off point: Council will be installing a rates-funded… Read more »

GWRC invites Upper Hutt residents to Hutt River workshops

Hutt River at Moonshine

Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) is inviting Upper Hutt residents to attend one of two community workshops to hear your views on the Hutt River Environmental Strategy review. Last year the Hutt Valley Floodplain Management Subcommittee approved a review of the Hutt River Environment Strategy to address recreational and environmental challenges developing in the river… Read more »

Closure of Corrections land between Wi Tako Reserve and Rimutaka Prison

The Corrections land between Rimutaka Prison and Wi Tako reserve has been closed until further notice. This includes the informal track next to Wi Tako Reserve. The track (shown in blue on the plan above) is on land which belongs to Corrections as part of Rimutaka Prison. Corrections is concerned about the risk that dead… 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 »

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 »