The Annual Plan 2016 – 2017 was adopted on 29 June 2016, and became operative on 1 July 2016.

In light of issues raised through submissions last year, consideration is currently being given to alternate routes for the proposed shared pathways (formerly called bridleways), which will avoid many of the impacts on land owners.

Upper Hutt City Council is in preliminary discussions with Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) about one option that provides links with existing tracks in the Tunnel Gully area of Pakuratahi Forest. Please note that the proposed route depends on GWRC approval and it is anticipated that the approval process will take some time.

This potential option would use the paper road at the end of Collets Road, through the forest, to link around to Parkes Line Road, and back down to Thompsons Horse Centre. The paper road at the end of Colletts Rd is currently used as access by a property. Council will consult with the property directly affected following GWRC approval to further investigate the proposed route.

A circuit could be completed by using Flux Rd as it currently exists, i.e. a path will not be developed on Flux Road and riders will need to walk or lead their horse along the road. The loop would be developed on the basis that it is a shared path i.e. for walking, cycles and horses and it would link with a greater, city-wide network incorporating the likes of the Cruickshank Road rail tunnel in the future.

If lime or similar surfaced paths are formed as part of the shared pathway network, it is anticipated that this will improve safety for students attending Mangaroa School from Colletts Road and Parkes Line Road.

Refer to page 18 of the Annual Plan 2016 – 2017 for more information [PDF 2.8 MB]

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Last updated on 14 Jan 2019