Media article: Cheap funding a big boost to RiverLink project (22 December 2021)
Lower Hutt's RiverLink project has received a major boost, via a loan that will significantly reduce the cost of borrowing.
The regional council, along with Wellington City Council, are the first local authorities to obtain so-called green loans from the Local Government Funding Agency(LGFA). They are funded at a lower rate than the agency usually offers.
Read more: https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/127333925/cheap-funding-a-big-boost-to-riverlink-project
Community update 23: RiverLink project another step closer to construction (10 December 2021)
The RiverLink Partnership has appointed a Principal Technical Advisor (professional services company, GHD).
GHD will prepare documentation for the RiverLink project’s detailed design and construction procurement processes. This will ensure the right consultants and contractors are selected for the project to achieve better transport connections, improved flood protection and new riverside developments
Community update 23 - 10 December 2021
Media article: RiverLink project another step closer to construction (25 November 2021)
Kevin Reid (Waka Kotahi) Wayne O’Donnell (Greater Wellington) Kara Puketapu-Dentice (Hutt City Council) Jenny Ngarimu (Ngāti Toa Rangatira) Carey Morris (GHD) Kim Skelton (Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o te Ika) Kesh Keshaboina (Waka Kotahi) Graeme Campbell (Greater Wellington)
The RiverLink Partnership has appointed a Principal Technical Advisor to set the requirements needed to establish a team that will transform Lower Hutt into a more resilient, connected, and vibrant city.
Professional services company GHD will prepare documentation for the RiverLink project’s detailed design and construction procurement processes. This is needed to ensure the right consultants and contractors are selected for the project which will result in better transport connections, improved flood protection and new riverside developments.
Media Release - 25 November 2021 (PDF download 196Kb)
Media article: Reimagining the Wellington region: Fishing and kayaking for inner city apartment dwellers (10 November 2021)
It might seem far-fetched, but that is exactly the scenario envisaged by proponents of the RiverLink plan for central Lower Hutt. Read more:
Read more: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/126799444/reimagining-the-wellington-region-fishing-and-kayaking-for-inner-city-apartment-dwellers
Community update 22: Making our city more resilient, connected and vibrant (22 October 2021)
Having your say on the biggest project in Lower Hutt’s history – what’s important to you.
The team are now working through responding to your submissions.
RiverLink applied for a Direct Referral process to the Environment Court, this has been accepted by the regulators.
Community update 22 - 22 October 2021
Consultation: Join the discussion – what’s important to you (18 October 2021)
Whether you’re a business owner or an employee working in Lower Hutt’s central city, please come along and join an informal discussion about RiverLink – what’s important to you.
Tuesday 1 February – 6pm to 7pm(ish)
The Pasifika Hub
at 2 Dudley Street, Lower Hutt
If you can’t make this one, we’ll be holding more – check back on this page for more details.
Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – and feel free to send us any questions before you get there.
Community update 21: Making our Hutt City more resilient, connected and vibrant (19 August 2021)
Update: An update on what’s being done to deliver RiverLink and transform Lower Hutt. Have your say on the biggest project in Lower Hutt’s history Submissions due by 5pm Wednesday 22 September.
Media article: Lower Hutt's RiverLink. The $700m project to fix a river and a city (6 September 2021)
Nicholas Boyack takes a look at RiverLink, which will be the second biggest infrastructure project built in the Wellington region.
Read more: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/126138012/lower-hutts-riverlink-the-700m-project-to-fix-a-river-and-a-city.
Update: Greater Wellington is now taking submissions (25 August 2021)
The RiverLink project is being formally notified today which means that Consents for RiverLink have been lodged with Hutt City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council to jointly process. Now is the time for you to have your say on Lower Hutt’s most transformative infrastructure project in the history of the city.
All information is available at: haveyoursay.gw.govt.nz/riverlink-consent. Submissions close on Wednesday 22nd September 2021 at 5:00pm.
Community update 20: Making our Hutt City more resilient, connected and vibrant (19 August 2021)
Update: Consent application, flood protection, transport funding from the New Zealand Upgrade Programme and a new website.
Media release: Major milestone for Hutt Valley’s largest ever infrastructure project with RiverLink consent application lodged (17 August 2021)
L to R: Emma Speight (Director Regional Relationships Wellington, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency), Daran Ponter (Chair Greater Wellington), Mayor Campbell Barry (Hutt City Council), Kim Skelton Chair of the Mana Whenua Steering Group (Mana Whenua partners – Ngāti Toa Rangatira and Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o te Ika (Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust).
A safer and more resilient transport and flood protection system for Lower Hutt is one step closer as the RiverLink partners have submitted their resource consent application.
RiverLink is the largest infrastructure project in the history of the Hutt Valley, and is central to transforming the city centre and Te Awa Kairangi│Hutt River into a vibrant, connected and resilient place to live, work and play.
Media release: Recent flooding events a reminder of RiverLink‘s importance (22 July 2021)
A safer and more resilient transport and flood protection system for the Hutt Valley is one step closer as the RiverLink
partners make their final preparations to submit the resource consent application for the estimated $700m project.
RiverLink is the largest infrastructure project in the history of Lower Hutt, and is central to transforming the Lower Hutt City Centre and Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River into a vibrant, connected and resilient area.
Media release: Increased funding for RiverLink in Lower Hutt (11 June 2021)
The RiverLink project team has welcomed the decision by Hutt City Council to increase its share of funding for RiverLink to $138.4M in the Long Term Plan 2021-2031.
Community update 19: Making our Hutt City more resilient, connected and vibrant (9 June 2021)
Update: Haere mai, welcome to RiverLink Community Update – a catch up with the community about RiverLink: projects to deliver flood protection, urban development and Melling transport improvements.
Update: Melling Transport Improvements (4 June 2021)
The Government has announced that it has confirmed funding, through the NZ Upgrade Programme, for the Melling Transport Improvements project which is being delivered by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency as part of the RiverLink partnership.
Read more about the announcement and what it means for transport projects on the Waka Kotahi website.