We worked with an engagement specialist, Empathy, to understand the needs of the Naenae community. This included engaging with pool users and Lower Hutt residents through:
- open days
- an online forum, and
- a suggestion box.
We now know there is a need for a community hub. But, the community’s definition of a hub is different to those we’ve developed in other communities.
Where we're at
We’re working with the community to develop a spatial plan that will guide the development of further facilities in the town centre. This also includes how Council can deliver the same benefits of a hub, in a way that fits the community.
Before the pool project is confirmed, the Long Term Plan 2018-2028 needs some amendments. We'll be consulting on this from early April 2020 as part of the Annual Plan process.
To keep in touch with what’s happening in Naenae please visit our Have your say website. We'll be updating this regularly and you can leave comments which will be answered by the Community Projects and Relationship team.
For more information about the Naenae Hub development, please contact Stephen Keatley.