Building and developing your business in Lower Hutt
We’re committed to investing in the development of Lower Hutt and we want to encourage others to do the same. We offer a range of incentives for local businesses, including the remission of fees. Our team of experts work to make it as easy as possible for you to build and develop your business in Lower Hutt.
Rates Remissions for Economic Development
Your new or expanded business development may qualify for rates remissions for up to three years. We also offer economic development grants for large, strategic businesses seeking to establish themselves in Lower Hutt.
Rates Remissions and Grants for Economic Development Policy (PDF 222KB)
Application for Rates Remission and Grants for Economic Development (PDF 188 KB)
We’ll waive or considerably reduce the consent fees for sustainable building alternatives like solar hot water, double glazing retrofits on buildings built before 2000, and rainwater tanks.
Built heritage incentives fund
This fund helps owners preserve, restore and protect the heritage values of their buildings or structures. Read more about what the fund covers and how to apply.
For more information contact Christine Chong, City Development Liaison Manager
T: 04 570 7426
Building and resource consents and other building services
We’re here to help you to do things the right way and get all the information you need. Whether you’re buying a property, building, or using public land - make sure you’re making the most of all the expertise we have to offer, get the process right from the beginning.
Read more about building and resource consents and further building services
Urban Growth Strategy 2012-2032
The Urban Growth Strategy is our approach to managing future growth and development in Lower Hutt.
Read more about our strategy for urban growth
Read more about our strategic approach to residential growth
Urban Plus development projects
Read the latest update from our Council-controlled organisation, Urban Plus, on residential developments they've recently helped facilitate. Urban Plus has a team of experienced property professionals who help invigorate growth and encourage residential development throughout Lower Hutt.