Upper Hutt City Council

The Upper Hutt City Council provides local services and facilities, such as public transport, rubbish and recycling, libraries, parks, and recreation facilities. It also makes decisions about building and planning, local regulations, and infrastructure, such as water supply and sewerage. The council is made up of 10 councillors and the mayor. This is a first past the post (FPP) election, so you vote by ticking the name of your preferred candidate on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Upper Hutt City Council election.

Recreation and culture

From parks and libraries to museums and art galleries, councils can be a key supporter of sporting, recreational and cultural events that bring communities to life. Community facilities, including sports grounds and town halls, are often owned and run by councils.

Recreation and culture

From parks and libraries to museums and art galleries, councils can be a key supporter of sporting, recreational and cultural events that bring communities to life. Community facilities, including sports grounds and town halls, are often owned and run by councils.

  • Ensure sufficient investment in public facilities to ensure our residents are healthy, educated and engaged.

  • Embrace Upper Hutt's position as the kaitiaki of Te Awakairangi, the source of all of Wellington's drinking water.

  • Control liquor licensing. The deprived population area of Upper Hutt needs strong control of liquor licensing.

    Develop community hall. The different ethnic communities of Upper Hutt require a common community hall for diverse communities.

    Promote multicultural activities. With growing diversity, Upper Hutt requires multiple episodes of multicultural activities.

  • Continued investment in facilities like parks, pools, museums, libraries, and community halls to support a healthy and caring community.

    Continue investment in our recreational and sporting facilities to support our local clubs and to attract events from outside of our region.

    Regulate the number and location of liquor outlets across our city.

  • Commit to funding and improving our fantastic public library services.

    Investigate establishing a dog park in Upper Hutt.

  • Ensure the Upper Hutt City Council's art, culture and heritage strategy is fulfilled.

    Work to see sports groups charged fair and not excessive rates for use of the council's playing fields.

    Promote community events by providing funding.

  • Introduce a wider-reaching disability policy that will allow free access to local amenities.

  • Keep parks and recreation areas clean and safe for use of all Upper Hutt people.

    Encourage events to our city through grants and/or support.

    Provide facilities for as many sports as possible with the buildings and land available at our disposal, ie Maidstone Community Sports Hub.

  • Funding for the renovation of the pool should have been secured from when it was built. 55m to catch up now is poor management by council.

    Everything we need to stay fit and have fun is right here. Funding must be prioritised to keep our parks useful safe and encourage their use.

    Community groups and council support make festivals, carnivals and celebrations possible and are so important in showing who we are.

  • These are clearly important. Support for the community improves health outcomes for individuals.

  • Maximise the use of existing venues and facilities in support of broader goals and a stronger positive identity for Upper Hutt.

    Attract world class events and festivals leveraging our unique and convenient public transport corridor.

    Promote arts and culture, especially digital arts, with a virtual and global presence, leveraging strong local networks and relationships.

  • Build a community hub so our community groups have a free space for their meetings.

    Promote and fund more community events via the Councils Events Fund.

    Review the sport facilities at Trentham Memorial park and work with the clubs present to make improvements.

  • Grow access to all arts and recreation facilities in Upper Hutt so residents do not have to travel out of the city for all these needs.

  • Increase funding to support events in Upper Hutt through our funding grants.

    Maintain our public facilities for the future and to provide space for community groups.

    Protect and maintain heritage buildings and structures or sites of historical significance.

  • Support local community centres to become hubs for their neighbourhood. Create connected communities.

    Encourage more cultural events in Upper Hutt that appeal to a wide range of interests.

    Encourage emerging artists and give them a platform for their performances through their local communities.

  • To build an economic development plan on Upper Hutt's vision, working closely with the private sector and community to explore new concepts.

    Explore a craft beer and food festival in the Main Street, which could coincide hand-in-glove with the annual jousting medieval festival.

    Keep close tabs on the $51 million upgrade for H2O Extreme to ensure that the budget doesn't blow out in the current inflationary environment.

  • Ensure sufficient investment in public facilities to ensure our residents are healthy, educated and engaged.

  • Embrace Upper Hutt's position as the kaitiaki of Te Awakairangi, the source of all of Wellington's drinking water.

  • Control liquor licensing. The deprived population area of Upper Hutt needs strong control of liquor licensing.

    Develop community hall. The different ethnic communities of Upper Hutt require a common community hall for diverse communities.

    Promote multicultural activities. With growing diversity, Upper Hutt requires multiple episodes of multicultural activities.

  • Continued investment in facilities like parks, pools, museums, libraries, and community halls to support a healthy and caring community.

    Continue investment in our recreational and sporting facilities to support our local clubs and to attract events from outside of our region.

    Regulate the number and location of liquor outlets across our city.

  • Commit to funding and improving our fantastic public library services.

    Investigate establishing a dog park in Upper Hutt.

  • Ensure the Upper Hutt City Council's art, culture and heritage strategy is fulfilled.

    Work to see sports groups charged fair and not excessive rates for use of the council's playing fields.

    Promote community events by providing funding.

  • Introduce a wider-reaching disability policy that will allow free access to local amenities.

  • Keep parks and recreation areas clean and safe for use of all Upper Hutt people.

    Encourage events to our city through grants and/or support.

    Provide facilities for as many sports as possible with the buildings and land available at our disposal, ie Maidstone Community Sports Hub.

  • Funding for the renovation of the pool should have been secured from when it was built. 55m to catch up now is poor management by council.

    Everything we need to stay fit and have fun is right here. Funding must be prioritised to keep our parks useful safe and encourage their use.

    Community groups and council support make festivals, carnivals and celebrations possible and are so important in showing who we are.

  • These are clearly important. Support for the community improves health outcomes for individuals.

  • Maximise the use of existing venues and facilities in support of broader goals and a stronger positive identity for Upper Hutt.

    Attract world class events and festivals leveraging our unique and convenient public transport corridor.

    Promote arts and culture, especially digital arts, with a virtual and global presence, leveraging strong local networks and relationships.

  • Build a community hub so our community groups have a free space for their meetings.

    Promote and fund more community events via the Councils Events Fund.

    Review the sport facilities at Trentham Memorial park and work with the clubs present to make improvements.

  • Grow access to all arts and recreation facilities in Upper Hutt so residents do not have to travel out of the city for all these needs.

  • Increase funding to support events in Upper Hutt through our funding grants.

    Maintain our public facilities for the future and to provide space for community groups.

    Protect and maintain heritage buildings and structures or sites of historical significance.

  • Support local community centres to become hubs for their neighbourhood. Create connected communities.

    Encourage more cultural events in Upper Hutt that appeal to a wide range of interests.

    Encourage emerging artists and give them a platform for their performances through their local communities.

  • To build an economic development plan on Upper Hutt's vision, working closely with the private sector and community to explore new concepts.

    Explore a craft beer and food festival in the Main Street, which could coincide hand-in-glove with the annual jousting medieval festival.

    Keep close tabs on the $51 million upgrade for H2O Extreme to ensure that the budget doesn't blow out in the current inflationary environment.