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.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

  • Promote public transport use. Upper Hutt is a natural beautiful city. Growing personal transport increases population and traffic.

  • Establishing a safe walking and cycling network prioritising schools and public transport links.

    Improving response times to road repairs.

    Keep car parking free in the CBD to support local businesses.

  • Fit for purpose infrastructure is essential and we have fallen so far behind in this. I will prioritise the work to get us back up to date.

    Safe, efficient and cost effective public transport is the lifeblood of a growing city. My special interest is to see this continue.

    Health, fitness and enjoyment comes to mind when biking or walking. We are lucky to have so many well maintained tracks for these activities.

  • Work with regional government to extend the airport bus service to Upper Hutt.

    Retain the lower public transport fares to encourage its use.

    Ensure car parking at the railway stations remains free to incentivise public transport use.

  • Ensure a master traffic plan is completed in 2022/23 for Upper Hutt city.

    Promote the use of infrastructure development contributions paid by developers to meet future infrastructure costs.

    Continue with the provision of cycling tracks, along the railway line and river.

  • Commit to a review of public transport across Upper Hutt to determine whether it is fit for purpose.

    Commit to provide more support for maintaining bush walking paths across Upper Hutt's nature reserves.

    Commit to fix the potholes which plague our major roads across the city.

  • Fix the many potholes on our roads.

    Investigate the establishment of cycleways throughout urban Upper Hutt.

    Put in place an integrated transport strategy.

  • Facilitate maintenance on all existing walkways/trails/cycleways and footpaths to encourage people to use other modes of movement.

    Work with NZTA to ensure funding for upkeep of roading network, ie Fergusson Drive and potholes.

    Continue working with NZ Police to encourage road safety, ie continuation of school crossing projects in our communities.

  • Introduce an integrated transport strategy that will identify what the community requires and enables us to work with partners to provide.

  • Increase access to public transport after 6pm.

    Invest in more work to create access to our forests and parks.

  • Ensure our city has a sustainable transport network that supports our emissions goals, connects communities, and enables people to thrive.

    Collaborate with Waka Kotahi to invest in shared pathways and cycleways.

    Advocate Waka Kotahi to better distribute funding from the National Land Transport Fund to invest in new and existing roading infrastructure.

  • Improve the condition of our deteriorating local road infrastructure.

    Support a comprehensive local and regional transportation plan, especially considering our accelerating residential growth.

    Review road safety, especially with the increasing mixed use of cars, trucks, cycles and scooters in the same shared spaces.

  • Support the development of a transport management plan.

  • Explore options to ensure Upper Hutt's footpath network supports access to parks, river, CBD to be accessible and connected.

    Support cycling opportunities in line with the council's Sustainability Strategy.

    Conduct an accessibility audit of Upper Hutt's amenities. Explore options to create a more accessible inner city and green spaces.

  • Work with Waka Kotahi for a cycle lane adjacent to the rail tunnel.

    Petition central government for funding to support improved public transport infrastructure.

  • Improve road quality and safety, especially around schools. Cycleways really work, eg along the river. This is shared responsibility with the Greater Wellington Regional Council.

  • Promote public transport use. Upper Hutt is a natural beautiful city. Growing personal transport increases population and traffic.

  • Establishing a safe walking and cycling network prioritising schools and public transport links.

    Improving response times to road repairs.

    Keep car parking free in the CBD to support local businesses.

  • Fit for purpose infrastructure is essential and we have fallen so far behind in this. I will prioritise the work to get us back up to date.

    Safe, efficient and cost effective public transport is the lifeblood of a growing city. My special interest is to see this continue.

    Health, fitness and enjoyment comes to mind when biking or walking. We are lucky to have so many well maintained tracks for these activities.

  • Work with regional government to extend the airport bus service to Upper Hutt.

    Retain the lower public transport fares to encourage its use.

    Ensure car parking at the railway stations remains free to incentivise public transport use.

  • Ensure a master traffic plan is completed in 2022/23 for Upper Hutt city.

    Promote the use of infrastructure development contributions paid by developers to meet future infrastructure costs.

    Continue with the provision of cycling tracks, along the railway line and river.

  • Commit to a review of public transport across Upper Hutt to determine whether it is fit for purpose.

    Commit to provide more support for maintaining bush walking paths across Upper Hutt's nature reserves.

    Commit to fix the potholes which plague our major roads across the city.

  • Fix the many potholes on our roads.

    Investigate the establishment of cycleways throughout urban Upper Hutt.

    Put in place an integrated transport strategy.

  • Facilitate maintenance on all existing walkways/trails/cycleways and footpaths to encourage people to use other modes of movement.

    Work with NZTA to ensure funding for upkeep of roading network, ie Fergusson Drive and potholes.

    Continue working with NZ Police to encourage road safety, ie continuation of school crossing projects in our communities.

  • Introduce an integrated transport strategy that will identify what the community requires and enables us to work with partners to provide.

  • Increase access to public transport after 6pm.

    Invest in more work to create access to our forests and parks.

  • Ensure our city has a sustainable transport network that supports our emissions goals, connects communities, and enables people to thrive.

    Collaborate with Waka Kotahi to invest in shared pathways and cycleways.

    Advocate Waka Kotahi to better distribute funding from the National Land Transport Fund to invest in new and existing roading infrastructure.

  • Improve the condition of our deteriorating local road infrastructure.

    Support a comprehensive local and regional transportation plan, especially considering our accelerating residential growth.

    Review road safety, especially with the increasing mixed use of cars, trucks, cycles and scooters in the same shared spaces.

  • Support the development of a transport management plan.

  • Explore options to ensure Upper Hutt's footpath network supports access to parks, river, CBD to be accessible and connected.

    Support cycling opportunities in line with the council's Sustainability Strategy.

    Conduct an accessibility audit of Upper Hutt's amenities. Explore options to create a more accessible inner city and green spaces.

  • Work with Waka Kotahi for a cycle lane adjacent to the rail tunnel.

    Petition central government for funding to support improved public transport infrastructure.

  • Improve road quality and safety, especially around schools. Cycleways really work, eg along the river. This is shared responsibility with the Greater Wellington Regional Council.