In 2014 a number of changes were made to the Local Government Act 2002. One of the major changes was the replacement of a full Draft Annual Plan with a Consultation Document. This document is a short summary of the significant variations proposed from the 2017 - 2018 year of the Long Term Plan 2015 - 2025.
- view the Consultation Document (PDF 1.5 Mb)
- scroll down this page for links to detailed supporting information for the proposed Annual Plan 2017-2018
Hard copies of the Consultation Document are available at all Hutt City libraries and Council's main building at 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt.
Rejuvenating Lower Hutt
Council’s decision to embark on a period of investment to rejuvenate and revitalise the city in 2014 has seen an unprecedented level of investment by Hutt City Council into Lower Hutt. These decisions came with strong and increasing levels of support from our community, and continue to do so, with 87 per cent of Annual Plan 2016-2017 respondents supporting the continuation of investment in rejuvenation projects city-wide. This provides us with confidence that Council’s decision to further invest in our city is the right one.
Completed rejuvenation projects in recent years include the Walter Nash Centre, the playground at Avalon Park, Hutt Recreation Ground improvements and the second stage of the Riddiford Gardens project. This year Council will complete the Huia Aquatic and Fitness Centre, Walter Mildenhall Park, and the Koraunui Stokes Valley Community Hub, with the Lower Hutt Events Centre scheduled for completion in early 2018.
Our Consultation Document provides information on the major projects that Council has prioritised for inclusion in the proposed Annual Plan.
View the full list of projects budgeted over the next 20 years.
Our Vision is to make Lower Hutt a great place to live, work and play. A city where our people are proud to live, where working and investing is a smart choice, and where there’s always something for our families to explore.
We have developed four key strategies that define and underpin this Vision and identify the needs of our community over the next two to three decades, including:
View the detailed descriptions, strategies and other documents that relate to them.
These documents contain all the background information that makes up the proposed Annual Plan.
Other documents being consulted on
The following documents are also being consulted on between 28 March and 28 April:
How to have your say
The Consultation Document will be delivered with the Hutt News to every letterbox on 28 March 2017. See below for other ways you can have your say.
- make a submission online using the online submission form
- pick up a hard copy from your local Hutt City library or the Council building at 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt
- write to us and post your comments to Annual Plan, Freepost 100039, Private Bag 31912, Lower Hutt 5040
All feedback received will have the author’s contact details removed and be published on Council’s website. Feedback received so far can be viewed here.
Closing date: 5pm on Friday 28 April
Hearing of submissions
If you provide written feedback, you can ask to talk to the Mayor and Councillors about your thoughts on Tuesday 16 May or Wednesday 17 May. We will contact you in May to arrange a time.
|Tue 28 March
||Public consultation begins
|Fri 28 April
||Public consultation ends
|16-17 May, 9.30am
||Hearing of submissions in Council Chambers
|Thur 8 June, 9.30am
||Community Plan Committee meeting in Council Chambers
to agree final changes to the Annual Plan
|Sat 29 July
||Final Annual Plan available