It ensures decisions concerning the building and management of our long-lived infrastructure assets are made in the most efficient and effective way possible, taking into account the timing, costing and placement of these investment decisions. This enables and informs asset management planning.
Download the full Infrastructure Strategy 2018-2048 (PDF 3 MB).
For a summary of the Strategy see page three of the document, or download the one page overview diagram (PDF 418 KB).
Often taken for granted, infrastructure underpins the quality of life we value. It helps support a safe, healthy, liveable and vibrant city.
Infrastructure is made up of the essential services that we don’t usually think about. These include drinking water, protection against flooding in stormy weather, the safe disposal of wastewater, and our roads, cycleways and footpaths that make our journey from A to B smoother.
The Infrastructure Strategy 2018-2048 sets out how our infrastructure performs and meets the needs of today and tomorrow. The future presents both challenges and opportunities for our infrastructure. The strategy draws the current picture, then focusses on where improvements can be made in response to the three key challenges and opportunities we face:
|Natural hazards and the effects of climate change
- Strengthening at risk infrastructure
- Robust emergency preparedness
- Providing back up networks
- Developing protective infrastructure
- Regulation and monitoring
|Demand variations as our population grows and changes
- Promotion of alternative travel options
- Demand management
- Enhancing accessibility for the aging population
- Adapting and developing infrastructure for and in high demand areas
- Development of modelling and monitoring
- Effective optimisation and renewal
- Openness to the opportunities of new technology
Lower Hutt has a series of well-developed and modern infrastructure networks and the overall condition of these networks is good. The total capital replacement value for Council owned infrastructure included in this Strategy is over $2 billion. Each year Council spends on average, $15m in capital replacements and $17m to improve and upgrade this infrastructure. A summary of the Council infrastructure networks and capital expenditures budgeted for each asset category is presented in the following table. All the figures are based on current dollars, with no adjustment for inflation.
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