Find out about Riverlink, a project that plans to make Hutt City more resilient if there's flooding, and improves transport links.

About RiverLink

RiverLink is a project that aims to turn Hutt City to face and connect with the Hutt River Te Awa Kairangi.

It's a partnership project with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Hutt City Council, the Greater Wellington Regional Council and mana whenua that will improve transport connections and flood protection and support urban revitalisation of Hutt City.

It includes the State Highway 2 Melling transport improvements, which are funded through Central Government’s NZ Upgrade Programme.

Enabling construction is due to start in late 2022 with official construction scheduled to start in late 2023 and completion in 2027.

It is estimated that more than $700 million will be invested in RiverLink. Hutt City Council has committed $138.5M to the project.

Next steps

We have lodged our resource consent application. Getting to this stage is a huge milestone – it’s the culmination of years of project development and collaboration involving many of the project team, key stakeholders and community.

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