He whakaora ake i te tāone, he whakapūmau i ngā hononga, he whakangangahau i te hapori te take i tū ai a Awa i Āpiti. E tū nei i roto i te mahi tahi a Te Kaunihera o Te Awa Kairangi, me Te Pane Matua Taiao, me Waka Kotahi, me te mahi tahi anō hoki ki ngā iwi mana whenua ki a Ngāti Toa Rangatira, ki a Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o Te Ika.
RiverLink is a partnership between Hutt City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council (Greater Wellington) and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (Waka Kotahi) working together with our Mana Whenua partners –Ngāti Toa Rangatira and Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o te Ika (Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust)
Working collaboratively on RiverLink to deliver three separate but interdependent projects: Flood protection, the Making Places Urban Development Plan, and Melling transport improvements.
RiverLink will make Lower Hutt more resilient, more connected and more vibrant.
RiverLink consent application - What it's about and what happens next...
RiverLink will turn Lower Hutt into a true river city, putting our taonga - Te Awa Kairangi Hutt River - at the heart of our community. Developing in harmony with our environment will help us to build a strong and vibrant, progressive city.
Beyond flood protection and transport upgrades, RiverLink will stimulate urban and economic growth.
RiverLink aims to make Lower Hutt more connected, with improvements to the road and rail infrastructure, as well as new cycleways and pathways.
Construction is expected to begin in 2023 and be completed in 2027. The transport improvements will include a new Melling interchange, newly relocated Melling station, and better walking and cycling links.