The Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce meets regularly with local councils and key government officials to raise awareness of issues that are important to our local business community.
Hutt City Council has recently released its long term plan outlining major investments in Lower Hutt. The plan is currently at the pre-engagement phase. We took the opportunity to present some initial considerations to the council prior to Christmas, and in early February 2021 have provided more detailed feedback on behalf of the local business community. Once the plan is available for full consultation, the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting two events in April 2021 specifically focused on ensuring the business community understands the implications of the plan and providing the opportunity to give feedback to Council. See the letter to council here, which outlines our initial considerations.
Vocational Education Reform
The HVCCI considers the reform of vocational education to be a highly significant proposal that is fundamentally important to the success of the business sector and New Zealand’s long term economic performance. Read the full submission here from 8 April 2019.
Central City Transformation Plan
The HVCCI has long been involved in the development and promotion of our central city area. In this submission we outlined many recommendations for the Hutt CBD to not only meet the needs of the business community, but also to ensure that all those who engage with our central city have an enjoyable and memorable experience. Read our submission from 4 March 2019.
HCC proposed Long Term Plan 2015-2025
The Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce believes the evolution as proposed under the Long Term Plan is a positive step. We see a growing preference for staff and business owners to stay local for lifestyle and community activities. The existence, retention and attraction of locally-based facilities are the key to fulfilling those expectations. Read our submission from April 2015.
Upper Hutt City Council Long Term Plan 2015-2025
We believe the combination of lifting awareness of what is on offer in Upper Hutt and upgrading areas like the walkway/cycleway network, Harcourt Park, community space and facilities enhancements, will build the city’s profile as a destination city for the Greater Wellington Region. Read our submission from April 2015.
- Petone to Grenada Link Road Submisson April 2014
- Submission on Proposed Private Plan Change No. 36 Alexandra Road
- Upper Hutt City Council Annual Submission Plan 2014-2015
- Submission on Hutt City Council Draft Annual Plan 2014-2015
- Submission on the proposed formation of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) – August 2014
- Unoccupied Commercial Premises Bylaw – 2012