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Te Awa Kairangi / Hutt River Environment Strategy Action Plan

With flood protection and planting work in the background

In collaboration with Upper Hutt City Council (UHCC), Hutt City Council, Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust and Ngati Toa Rangitira we’ve produced the Te Awa Kairangi / Hutt River Environmental Strategy Action Plan (The Plan).

The Plan supports how we are going to deliver the environmental, recreation, facility and appearance outcomes that your community wants for the Hutt River.

The Plan isn’t an entirely new document. It’s based on the foundation of flood safety and security established by the 2001 Hutt River Floodplain Management Plan and the 2001 Hutt River Environmental Strategy which has driven improvements along the river over the past 16 years.

Improvements to the river driven by the 2001 Hutt River Environmental Strategy include:

  • the development of the Hutt River Trail
  • estuary and riverbank habitats using native plants
  • the creation of a River Ranger role
  • Inanga (native fish species) habitat alongside the Opahu Stream near Moera
  • protecting the swimming holes at Maoribank
  • mown open spaces and shade trees
  • footbridges over side creeks and streams
  • riverside event support

We want to know what you think about the next chapter of improvement for the Hutt River outlined in the Plan.

Your feedback is important. The Hutt River corridor is our most visited “park” and it’s where people walk their dogs, run, and cycle, picnic, fish and swim and enjoy being outside and we want this to continue.


Give us your feedback

It’s easy - you can choose to either:

  • Complete the short survey below to tell us your thoughts
  • Attend a community information evening in Lower Hutt or in Upper Hutt for an overview of the Plan and a chat with the project team over a cup of tea.
  • Download the submission form and email the completed form to info@gw.govt.nz
  • Post your ideas to us at Hutt River Environmental Strategy, Greater Wellington Regional Council, PO Box 11646, Manners Street, Wellington 6142.

The last day to provide your feedback is Friday 9 March at 5.00pm.


The community information meetings:

These meetings are your chance to get a short overview from the project team and ask any questions.

If you can’t make the times let us know and we will share information with you about what happened at the meeting (insert link).

Meeting
Where
Start time
Monday 19 February
Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club, 11 Logan Street, Upper Hutt
06:30pm
Thursday 22 February
Avalon Park Pavilion, Avalon park, Taita Drive, Avalon, Lower Hutt
06:30pm


If you planning to come along please RSVP to huttriveres@gw.govt.nz to help make sure we have enough space and refreshments for everyone who wants to attend.


What will happen with my feedback?

Your feedback will be read by the project team and used to influence the shape of the document presented to the Hutt Valley Flood Management Subcommittee for their endorsement.

Not all ideas will make it into the document however if you have any questions about what happened to your ideas when the Plan is reported to council please contact us.

A summary of all feedback received is held by GWRC as part of its public records.

We aim to publish the strategy at the end of May 2018. Implementation of the strategy continues based on the previous 2001 edition of the strategy, and projects from the new strategy have been used to help guide the structure for the 2018 to 2028 LTP.


What if I have questions?

In the first instance, you can view our Frequently Asked Questions or email info@gw.govt.nz


Read the Te Awa Kairangi / Hutt River Environment Strategy Action Plan

We’ve broken the document up into easily downloadable chapters in the document library (top right-hand corner of your screen).

In collaboration with Upper Hutt City Council (UHCC), Hutt City Council, Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust and Ngati Toa Rangitira we’ve produced the Te Awa Kairangi / Hutt River Environmental Strategy Action Plan (The Plan).

The Plan supports how we are going to deliver the environmental, recreation, facility and appearance outcomes that your community wants for the Hutt River.

The Plan isn’t an entirely new document. It’s based on the foundation of flood safety and security established by the 2001 Hutt River Floodplain Management Plan and the 2001 Hutt River Environmental Strategy which has driven improvements along the river over the past 16 years.

Improvements to the river driven by the 2001 Hutt River Environmental Strategy include:

  • the development of the Hutt River Trail
  • estuary and riverbank habitats using native plants
  • the creation of a River Ranger role
  • Inanga (native fish species) habitat alongside the Opahu Stream near Moera
  • protecting the swimming holes at Maoribank
  • mown open spaces and shade trees
  • footbridges over side creeks and streams
  • riverside event support

We want to know what you think about the next chapter of improvement for the Hutt River outlined in the Plan.

Your feedback is important. The Hutt River corridor is our most visited “park” and it’s where people walk their dogs, run, and cycle, picnic, fish and swim and enjoy being outside and we want this to continue.


Give us your feedback

It’s easy - you can choose to either:

  • Complete the short survey below to tell us your thoughts
  • Attend a community information evening in Lower Hutt or in Upper Hutt for an overview of the Plan and a chat with the project team over a cup of tea.
  • Download the submission form and email the completed form to info@gw.govt.nz
  • Post your ideas to us at Hutt River Environmental Strategy, Greater Wellington Regional Council, PO Box 11646, Manners Street, Wellington 6142.

The last day to provide your feedback is Friday 9 March at 5.00pm.


The community information meetings:

These meetings are your chance to get a short overview from the project team and ask any questions.

If you can’t make the times let us know and we will share information with you about what happened at the meeting (insert link).

Meeting
Where
Start time
Monday 19 February
Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club, 11 Logan Street, Upper Hutt
06:30pm
Thursday 22 February
Avalon Park Pavilion, Avalon park, Taita Drive, Avalon, Lower Hutt
06:30pm


If you planning to come along please RSVP to huttriveres@gw.govt.nz to help make sure we have enough space and refreshments for everyone who wants to attend.


What will happen with my feedback?

Your feedback will be read by the project team and used to influence the shape of the document presented to the Hutt Valley Flood Management Subcommittee for their endorsement.

Not all ideas will make it into the document however if you have any questions about what happened to your ideas when the Plan is reported to council please contact us.

A summary of all feedback received is held by GWRC as part of its public records.

We aim to publish the strategy at the end of May 2018. Implementation of the strategy continues based on the previous 2001 edition of the strategy, and projects from the new strategy have been used to help guide the structure for the 2018 to 2028 LTP.


What if I have questions?

In the first instance, you can view our Frequently Asked Questions or email info@gw.govt.nz


Read the Te Awa Kairangi / Hutt River Environment Strategy Action Plan

We’ve broken the document up into easily downloadable chapters in the document library (top right-hand corner of your screen).