Bell Park is soon to be upgraded by Hutt City Council to create an appealing community space that can accommodate a growing and changing population.
A Request for Quotes (RFQ) was recently released with the aim to appoint a contractor by the end of 2023.
The RFQ is seeking a for design, and the construction of, improvements to Bell Park in line with what we heard in community engagement on the project. The main focus of the development will be pathways connecting the three accessways to Bell Park, making it accessible in all weathers and a much more appealing space. The intention is to retain as much green space as possible to enable other recreational activities. The intention is also to ensure the improvements are also low-cost in terms of ongoing maintenance and upkeep, in line with our current approach to managing assets.
Council Mana Whenua representatives have been engaged with and will contribute a cultural narrative to the project. Council staff are working through an ongoing engagement plan with Mana Whenua and will continue to provide space for feedback throughout the project. Officers are also talking to other interested stakeholders including Ignite Sport who are also based at Bell Park.
Works will begin in early 2024, to be completed by the end of June 2024.
For all queries, please contact:
Nicole Peurifoy (Parks Planner): Nicole.Peurifoy@huttcity.govt.nz
Sukhraj Singh Sandhu (Parks Officer): SukhrajSingh.Sandhu@huttcity.govt.nz