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Bridge Road update —Friday: Birchville bridge collapse

There has been no change from the previous update (at midday Friday) Our Birchville residents can expect an information sheet delivered to them this evening. We will make every attempt to deliver this personally, to each household; however, if you are not at home or do not come to the door, this information sheet will… Read more »

Bridge Road update—Friday 30/1: Birchville bridge collapse

Upper Hutt City Council’s Asset Management team has worked with engineers and local emergency services to better understand the cause of the bridge failure and to restore the services severed by the collapse. These teams have also completed initial assessment of alternative access to the Birchville community isolated by the bridge collapse, and are now… Read more »

Bridge Road update—8pm: Birchville bridge collapse

We are working to restore water supply and expect that services will resume in the next few hours. Residents are advised to run water until it is clear, once water is back on. Water is currently being provided to residents by hose; it is important for all residents to boil water before drinking. Read more »

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 »