Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River Environment Strategy Action Plan (HRES Action Plan)
The Hutt River corridor is out most visited ‘Regional Park’ with over 1 million visitors each year. It’s a place where people walk, run, and cycle, picnic, fish, swim and simply enjoy being outdoors.
Dog walking is a popular activity along the Hutt River.
To help us to balance the river corridor’s popularity, the need to protect its environment and protect the community from flooding, we’ve developed the Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River Environmental Strategy Action Plan (HRES Action Plan).
The first edition was produced jointly by Greater Wellington Regional Council, Upper Hutt City Council, Hutt City Council, Iwi, Community and other various stakeholders in 2001. In 2016 due changing aspirations for the river corridor and with a number of the actions from the original strategy having already been completed led to the 2001 HRES Action Plan undergoing a review.
The review involved a number of different tasks including a stocktake workshop; a user intercept survey; stakeholder and community workshops; interviews with different staff from each council; and input from Mana whenua. The material collated from all these different tasks was then used to draft a revised community-agreed blueprint for co-ordinated future environmental management and enhancement of the river corridor area.
The 2018 HRES Action Plan refreshed the vision and identifies three goals that need to be achieved under the umbrella of the Hutt River Floodplain Management Plan. The goals cover the environment, recreation, and community actions while considering flood protection throughout.
The 2018 HRES Action Plan has a number of sections that can be downloaded individually below:
Alternatively you can view a hard copy of the document at your local library or council office; or request one by contacting the Flood Protection Environmental Planner by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.