Hutt City Council at Alert Level 1
On Tuesday 9 June we moved into Alert Level 1. We are:
- Using the COVID-19 alert system
Implementing contact tracing methods with QR codes at all of our facilities to help people keep a digital diary of their movements
Cleaning and decontaminating hand rails, elevator buttons, eftpos machines, public facing areas etc
Communicating our preference for cashless transactions.
Please cough or sneeze into a flexed elbow if needed and if you are feeling unwell, please come back to see us another day.
You’re welcome to message our Facebook page, email us, or ring our contact centre on 04 570 6666
Artesian water taps
The taps outside the Dowse, Buick Street in Petone and the Waiwhetu taps at Riverside Drive are open.
Most of our community facilities are returning to their normal open hours and programmes.
The following community hubs are open with reduced winter hours:
- Walter Nash Centre (1 June - 30 September):
- Monday to Friday 9am - 7pm
- Saturday & Sunday 9am - 5pm
- Wainuiomata Community Hub (from Monday 22 June):
- Monday to Saturday 9am - 5pm
- Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Libraries and clubhouses
- Libraries are operating with temporary reduced hours throughout Level One.
- Taita Clubhouse is open as usual.
- Naenae Clubhouse is open from:
- 3-5.30pm on 9-12 June for College sessions only
- 3-7pm from 15 June for Intermediate and College aged children only.
Dog boarding services will re-open in August after much needed maintenance is completed.
Parks, playgrounds and sports fields
All parks, playgrounds and sports fields are now open.
Rubbish and Recycling
Kerbside mixed recycling collection has resumed. For households, recycling will be collected on the same day as usual, but only one crate per household will be picked up due to volume constraints.
Need help paying your rates? We may be able to help through a payment plan that we can agree with you. This is separate to government support for ratepayers like the rates rebate scheme and accommodation supplement.
We've developed a new Rates Postponement Policy in response to the financial hardship being experienced by small business owners and residents during events including COVID-19. If you’re over-65 you can apply regardless of your financial situation. For the first time, small businesses can apply too.
We recommend paying your rates online where possible.
Council is responding to COVID-19 with a range of initiatives to support the Lower Hutt community. For more information, check out the Hutt City Council COVID-19 Response Plan (as at 23 April 2020)
View a list of food banks and food based charities who have received a donation (PDF 281KB)