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Find your nearest Community Emergency Hub

Community Emergency Hub Cartoon

Imagine that a large earthquake has struck the region. You’ve made it home and checked on your family and neighbours. What do you do next? With potential hazards such as major earthquakes, tsunamis, storms and flooding, the Community Emergency Hub initiative is a programme of work led by the Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office (WREMO)… Read more »

Roadworks on Fergusson Drive North from 20 May

We will be resealing Fergusson Drive between King and Park Streets in the coming days. Works are set to begin on Monday 20 May and be completed on Thursday 24 May (weather permitting). The work will be carried out in stages which will see parts of this section closed to traffic, with detours in place.… Read more »

Council appoints independent member to Risk and Assurance Committee

Sara Brownlie has been appointed to Upper Hutt City Council’s Risk and Assurance Committee as an independent member. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 17 MAY 2019—The extraordinary Council meeting on Thursday 18 April saw the appointment of the Risk and Assurance Committee’s first independent member; Sara Brownlie. The appointment of an independent director puts the committee… Read more »

Consultation on Priority Routes open

Consultation begins today on Priority Routes The system for identifying and managing earthquake-prone buildings has changed. The new system prioritises identifying and fixing earthquake-prone buildings that either pose a high risk to life safety, or are critical to recovery in an emergency. Priority Routes are busy roads or footpaths where falling masonry from buildings damaged… Read more »

Inclusive fun on the horizon with Trentham Memorial Park playground upgrade

Resurfacing of Trentham Memorial Park playground begins this month, supporting inclusive fun in Upper Hutt. Starting Monday 6 May, Trentham Memorial Park playground will be closed to the public so the wood chip can be replaced with rubber safety surfacing. This work is part of the Trentham Memorial Park Upgrade project outlined in Council’s Long… Read more »

Last day to have your say on the Annual Plan 2019 – 2020

Consultation on the Annual Plan 2019 – 2020 closes at 5.00 pm today. We invite you to have your say on items outlined in our information and consultation document made available last month. The consultation document outlines the draft annual plan, upcoming changes, current projects and projects set to commence in 2019 – 2020. A freepost submission… Read more »

Recycling Centre at Park Street reopens today

Upper Hutt’s Park Street Recycling Centre is now open 24/7. The expanded venue has space for three containers, two of which will take paper/cardboard, plastic (types 1 and 2), and aluminium and steel cans. The third container, which will take glass bottles and jars, is yet to arrive, so we have included two smaller glass… Read more »

Hutt River Trail section at Maoribank reopened.

The section of the Hutt River Trail that was previously closed due to an unstable bank has undergone repairs and is now open. Some issues remain with the bank but contractors have erected fencing to enable users to navigate the path safely. Extreme caution still advised The fencing does make the path narrower so pedestrians… Read more »