RiverLink is designed to provide better flood protection, lifestyle and transport for Lower Hutt.
Three agencies - Greater Wellington Regional Council, Hutt City Council and the NZ Transport Agency - are working together through the project to deliver these benefits.
Better flood protection – we’re moving from a 1:65 return period flood protection standard to 1:440 to prepare for the higher rainfall and more volatile weather expected to be driven by climate change. Potentially at risk are lives and Lower Hutt’s $1 billion worth of assets.
Better lifestyle – we’re working together to rejuvenate Lower Hutt’s CBD through encouraging development to embrace the Hutt River and attract people to the area through providing recreational amenities along the riverbank, including pathways along the stopbanks and easy access to a restored river channel environment
Better transport – we’re working together to make Lower Hutt easier to access via SH2 and easier to get around