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RiverLink







The RiverLink project will deliver better flood protection, better lifestyle and improved transport links for the people of central Lower Hutt.

You can use this site to read the latest news from the project team and to gain more information about the project and how it affects you.

Greater Wellington Regional Council, Hutt City Council and the NZ Transport Agency are combining their skills and working together on the project, which will bring big benefits to the local and regional Hutt Valley community.

You're invited to our RiverLink Engagement on Melling Transport Improvements

OPEN DAYS WILL TAKE PLACE AT

THE DOWSE ART MUSEUM

  • Thursday 10 May, 4pm – 7pm
  • Saturday 12 May, 10am – 4pm
  • Wednesday 16 May, 4pm – 7pm

The RiverLink Project Team will also be available at:

RIVERBANK MARKETS

  • Saturday 12 May, 8am – 2pm
  • Saturday 19 May, 8am – 2pm
  • Saturday 26 May, 8am – 2pm

QUEENSGATE MALL

  • Thursday 24 May, 10am – 1pm and 4pm – 7pm
  • Friday 25 May, 10am – 1pm and 4pm – 7pm
  • Saturday 26 May, 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 27 May, 10am – 5pm

Send our team an email at RiverLink@gw.govt.nz

Click to download our engagements boards

Click to download our engagement guide








The RiverLink project will deliver better flood protection, better lifestyle and improved transport links for the people of central Lower Hutt.

You can use this site to read the latest news from the project team and to gain more information about the project and how it affects you.

Greater Wellington Regional Council, Hutt City Council and the NZ Transport Agency are combining their skills and working together on the project, which will bring big benefits to the local and regional Hutt Valley community.

You're invited to our RiverLink Engagement on Melling Transport Improvements

OPEN DAYS WILL TAKE PLACE AT

THE DOWSE ART MUSEUM

  • Thursday 10 May, 4pm – 7pm
  • Saturday 12 May, 10am – 4pm
  • Wednesday 16 May, 4pm – 7pm

The RiverLink Project Team will also be available at:

RIVERBANK MARKETS

  • Saturday 12 May, 8am – 2pm
  • Saturday 19 May, 8am – 2pm
  • Saturday 26 May, 8am – 2pm

QUEENSGATE MALL

  • Thursday 24 May, 10am – 1pm and 4pm – 7pm
  • Friday 25 May, 10am – 1pm and 4pm – 7pm
  • Saturday 26 May, 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 27 May, 10am – 5pm

Send our team an email at RiverLink@gw.govt.nz

Click to download our engagements boards

Click to download our engagement guide


  • Big turnout for riverside design forum

    over 1 year ago
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    Lower Hutt’s Dowse Art Museum was abuzz with ideas and enthusiasm recently as nearly 300 people gave us their views on what they want to see along the Te Awakairangi/Hutt Riverside and within its river corridor.

    The focus of all the activity over two days was how we should plan for activities, amenities and environments through the stretch of the river between the Ewen and Kennedy-Good bridges. People
    were invited to view a video on the project, review great ideas for riverside amenities and landscapes from here and overseas, and use symbols and stickers to give us their
    ideas on...

    Lower Hutt’s Dowse Art Museum was abuzz with ideas and enthusiasm recently as nearly 300 people gave us their views on what they want to see along the Te Awakairangi/Hutt Riverside and within its river corridor.

    The focus of all the activity over two days was how we should plan for activities, amenities and environments through the stretch of the river between the Ewen and Kennedy-Good bridges. People
    were invited to view a video on the project, review great ideas for riverside amenities and landscapes from here and overseas, and use symbols and stickers to give us their
    ideas on how we can make the area look great and work for the community.

    “We got really useful and clear feedback on access to the river, what kinds of paths people want along the riverside and on the stopbanks and on the proposed pedestrian and cycleway bridge,” says urban planner Marc Baily of consultants Boffa Miskell. “The community also showed a lively interest in garden-like landforms which look lovely and promote diverse ecology, active swimming, picnicking and play areas where you can sit and enjoy the river.”

    Three questions were also asked about the value of the river to the Lower Hutt community: 82 percent of people responding said revitalisation of the city is very important; 61 percent that its
    connection to the river is very important; 61 Percent believed having people live in the city centre was also very important.

    “These findings are right in line with the community’s decision to go ahead with the RiverLink project,” says Marc, “which was favoured both as a flood protection scheme and as a city rejuvenation plan
    through Hutt City Council’s Making Places project. They show the community really values the relationship between the river and the CBD and that linking them will be key to re-enlivening the area. ”

    The community’s input through the community design workshop is now being applied to potential urban landscape design options.


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  • Hutt River Environmental Strategy progressing well

    over 1 year ago
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    Alongside the RiverLink project we are very aware of the Hutt River environment. There was an extensive review of the Hutt River Environmental Strategy earlier this year, which included a lot of community discussion.

    Read more about the Hutt River Environmental Strategy

    Our review of the Hutt River Environmental Strategy – which sets guidelines for the development of the entire river corridor from Upper Hutt to the harbour – is making real progress, with a presentation to community groups stimulating useful feedback on the kind of environment they want to develop alongside the Hutt River and the things...

    Alongside the RiverLink project we are very aware of the Hutt River environment. There was an extensive review of the Hutt River Environmental Strategy earlier this year, which included a lot of community discussion.

    Read more about the Hutt River Environmental Strategy

    Our review of the Hutt River Environmental Strategy – which sets guidelines for the development of the entire river corridor from Upper Hutt to the harbour – is making real progress, with a presentation to community groups stimulating useful feedback on the kind of environment they want to develop alongside the Hutt River and the things they want to do there.

    So far we’ve undertaken a survey of activity, spoken to a range of interest groups and began a round of presentations on the survey, as well as asked for feedback on the subject through the Greater Wellington Regional Council website.

    The development of the strategy is of fundamental importance to the RiverLink project because it will guide our approach to developing the riverbank environment through Lower Hutt’s CBD. A draft strategy for public consultation is due early next year.