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Lower Hutt Welcomes Government’s $15 Million Investment Towards Eastern Bays Shared Path

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 8:20 am | Hutt City Council

Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry has welcomed the Government’s announcement this morning that it will invest $15 million towards the Eastern Bays Shared Path. The shared path will create a safe walking and cycling route and connect communities ... More >>

Hutt City Council Welcomes Major Boost From Government For Rebuild Of Naenae Pool

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 10:44 am | Hutt City Council

Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry joined Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Naenae today, where the Government announced a $27 million investment towards the rebuild of Naenae Pool. Mayor Campbell Barry says this is a momentous day for the local community, ... More >>

Community Feedback Sought On Major Upgrade Proposed For Lower Hutt’s Rubbish And Recycling Services

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 9:21 am | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council is seeking feedback from the community on a major upgrade proposed for the city’s rubbish and recycling services. Following community feedback and Council decisions, new services would come into place next July. Lower Hutt Mayor ... More >>

First Off The Blocks For Heathier, More Energy-efficient Housing

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 8:50 am | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council is the first New Zealand council to include building performance information on properties’ Land Information Memoranda (LIMs). Property owners now have option of having their homes or rental properties’ health, warmth and efficiency ... More >>

Innovating Streets Funding Coming To Lower Hutt

Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 2:55 pm | Hutt City Council

Lower Hutt Deputy Mayor Tui Lewis is delighted that the city will benefit from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency funding for two Innovating Streets projects. The national $13.95m pilot fund creates the opportunity for communities and councils across New ... More >>

Mayor Campbell Barry Appoints Independent Chairperson To Council’s Audit & Risk Subcommittee

Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:20 pm | Hutt City Council

Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry has announced the appointment of Suzanne Tindal as the independent chairperson of Hutt City Council’s Audit and Risk subcommittee. "We are very fortunate to have Suzanne joining our governance team - with the ... More >>

Hutt City Council Opts For Lower Rates Increase And Cuts Costs For Year Ahead

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 6:16 pm | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council met today to agree on final decisions for its 2020/2021 Annual Plan, which sets out priorities for the year ahead and includes an emergency one year budget with a rates revenue increase of 3.8 per cent. The 3.8 per cent rates ... More >>

Grant Scheme To Support Indigenous Habitats On Private Land Kicks Off

Monday, 15 June 2020, 9:54 am | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council today launched a scheme to support private landowners wanting to protect and improve indigenous plant and animal habitats on their land. Council has put aside $450,000 over three years to help landowners with activities ranging ... More >>

Greenhouse Gases Down But More Work To Do

Friday, 12 June 2020, 3:18 pm | Hutt City Council

A new report shows that gross greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are down by 11% across Lower Hutt and there has been a 19% drop in emissions on a per capita basis. The report by infrastructure firm AECOM covers 2001 to 2019 and was commissioned as part ... More >>

Lower Hutt Community Resilience Fund Grants Over $20,000 To Local Community Groups

Friday, 5 June 2020, 4:37 pm | Hutt City Council

The Hutt City Council’s Community Resilience Fund has granted over $20,000 towards community initiatives since being established in April. The $100,000 Fund was set up to support community resilience during the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 stage and ensuing ... More >>

Mayor Encourages Lower Hutt Community To Continue Supporting Each Other

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 6:27 pm | Hutt City Council

Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry has thanked the many groups and individuals who’ve supported our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, and is urging the wider community to get behind them, as the job’s not done yet. Hutt City Council’s Emergency ... More >>

Lower Hutt Sport And Recreation Groups Receive Boost To Help Through Covid-19

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 6:50 pm | Hutt City Council

Sport and recreation groups across Lower Hutt are set to receive a funding boost today, after Hutt City Council agreed on a suite of measures to provide reflief in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry says he has heard ... More >>

Hutt City Council Waives Outdoor Seating Fees For Cafes And Restaurants

Friday, 22 May 2020, 12:41 pm | Hutt City Council

Lower Hutt cafes and restaurants will be eligible for a free 12 month licence to install more outdoor seating and tables under a scheme announced by Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry and Cr Deborah Hislop today. "We have asked our Council to identify ... More >>

Thousands Return To Hutt City Libraries

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 4:42 pm | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Libraries recorded high numbers of visitors in the first week of Alert Level 2 as they welcomed back customers after more than seven weeks of lockdown. More than 2300 visitors were recorded across seven libraries on Monday 18 May, the ... More >>

Mayor Campbell Barry To Host Virtual Public Meetings

Monday, 18 May 2020, 11:57 am | Hutt City Council

Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry will host two virtual public meetings this week to engage the community about Hutt City’s Council’s draft emergency budget and the 2020/2021 Annual Plan. Public feedback is currently being sought on the Council’s ... More >>

Hutt City Council’s Facilities And Services At Alert Level 2

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 4:37 pm | Hutt City Council

Our facilities Administration Building , 30 Laings Road - Open from 8am, Monday 18 May with health and safety measures in place. Regular opening hours Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm. Details on website. Artesian water supply taps - A health and ... More >>

Kerbside Recycling To Resume Under Alert Level 2 Across Lower Hutt

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 6:07 pm | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council today confirmed that kerbside recycling will resume on Thursday 14 May when New Zealand moves into Alert Level 2. Since the lockdown Lower Hutt residents have been able to put glass in their recycling crates. In the past three weeks when ... More >>

Community Asked To Have Their Say As Lower Hutt Rates Rise Cut By Half

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 5:14 pm | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council is proposing to reduce its operating budget by $3 million and reduce a proposed rates rise by half as part of its draft emergency budget and Annual Plan approved for consultation today. The draft emergency budget and 2020/2021 Draft ... More >>

Funding Sought To Improve Lower Hutt Streetscape For COVID-19 Recovery

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 8:52 am | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council is applying for a share of the Government’s recently announced funding to support temporary footpath expansions, which allow people to better maintain physical distancing. Under the programme, the Government (through Waka Kotāhi) will ... More >>

Hutt City Council Services At Alert Level 3

Friday, 24 April 2020, 2:38 pm | Hutt City Council

As New Zealand prepares to move into Alert Level 3 on Tuesday 28 April Hutt City Council will be continuing to provide essential services like rubbish collection to our community. Council buildings and facilities including libraries, pools and ... More >>