Depending on the nature of your idea, you may end up speaking with different people at Council.
Events and community work
We've got dedicated experts who can give you advice about community projects and events.
If you've got an initiative that promotes sustainability, you can talk with our Sustainability Team.
If you're looking for central spaces to host a community project or business collective, we can help. Join our About Space programme
If your idea connects with the work done in our Community Hubs or has to do with developing spaces around Lower Hutt for community use, you're likely to end up talking with our Community Services team.
Development and business partnerships
Our City Development team can help you explore options for building, development and business ventures in Lower Hutt.
Our Sustainability Team is keen to hear from local businesses who are seeking to make themselves more sustainable or eco-friendly.
If you'd like help building a business case or investigating the financial viability of a new business, you can take the Success Test or sign up for a Business Bootcamp through the City Development team.
If you need advice about economic forecasting or developing a feasibility study for a commercial project, we can guide you through our own research processes and help you put a strong case to Council for support.
How you can find out more
When you're first developing your idea, it's best to contact us through our customer service centre. Give them a general feel for what your project's about; they will probably refer you through to several of our teams, depending on the complexity of your ideas. We can also refer people on to affiliated groups like our CCOs, Walter Nash Centre or networking associations like the local Chamber of Commerce.
Every project is different, so we'll use an approach that suits your needs and plans.