Jackson Street bins and seats replacement

What's happening

As part of the Petone 2040 initiative, work begins on 9 August 2023 to replace 50 bins and 13 seats along Jackson St.

Contractors for Hutt City Council expect construction to last for 6-8 weeks, divided into sections block by block to minimise disruption. The first section will start at 73 Jackson Street (near Petone Ave) and progress towards 117 Jackson Street (near Nelson Street) along the northern side of Jackson Street. Work along the southern side will follow.

During this period, there will be a temporary loss of some parking spaces in the areas where the work is being carried out, as the contractors move down the street. To minimize inconvenience for businesses, residents and visitors, work will be scheduled on weekdays between 9am and 3pm, and not in evenings or the weekend. Outside work hours, most carparks will be available for public use.

This work had been scheduled for June but was delayed due to the discovery of heavy underground utilities under many of the bins and seats along Jackson Street, requiring additional groundwork.

Fifty bins and 13 seats will be replaced, and three new bins will be installed near the bus stops on Jackson Street. A few existing bin locations will be adjusted following feedback from business owners and to prevent damage by vehicles when parking.

The old bins and seats can be recycled and some may be refurbished for other parts of the city.

If you have any questions, please contact rong.qian@huttcity.govt.nz.

The design

The bin design is a pīngao, a distinctive plant found growing on frontal dunes all around New Zealand. The design is subtle, allowing the heritage architecture to remain the star of Jackson Street. The pīngao can be found on the Petone foreshore, so connects the Esplanade to the heart of Petone.

A silver-coloured rubbish bin. A raised roof provides protection to the bin with openings for putting in rubbish on all four sides. The side panels have a cut-out plant detail in the bottom left corner.A black park-bench style seat.