Laings Road Admin Building - From this evening all facilities will close, including the front desk at Laings Road Admin Building. Our resources will be redirected to our virtual contact centre.
Parking - Hutt City Council will stop enforcing parking charges across Lower Hutt for the next 48 hours. This will enable people to access essential services in our city, and allow people to plan for our move to level 4, without any charge for parking.
4pm Monday 23 March
To help control the spread of COVID-19, all Hutt City Council facilities are temporarily closed. This includes swimming pools, libraries, gyms, community hubs, computer clubhouses, museums, community halls, playgrounds, parks and sportsfields.
Rubbish collection is an essential service and especially during situations like COVID-19. For Lower Hutt this means that your kerbside rubbish and recycling collection service will continue. Due to reduced staffing on the trucks (to enable staff to work safely and at distance from one another) the service may be a little slower than usual, but it will still be collected. So please be patient. This also means that recycling may not always be able to be sorted as it has been and in that case may have to be taken to landfill for a period. Normal recycle processing will resume as soon as possible.
Community recycling stations – these will continue to be open for cardboard and paper. These stations are cleared by a front loading truck so there is no handling by people. Please note however that if too much material is left at these recycling stations and especially if rubbish is left there they will be closed. So please only use these for what you need.
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Good progress has been made to repair a wastewater pipe in Victoria Street in the Wellington CBD, after it burst last night.
The pipe is being excavated and the point of the burst has been found. It is a 300mm, cast iron pipe, that records show was installed in 1961. We are currently planning to replace two six-metre sections of pipe with new, concrete-lined steel, which is a more resilient material. All going well we hope to complete the repair today, with full reinstatement completed tomorrow (Saturday).
Traffic is down to a single lane for a small part of Victoria Street near Harris Street and motorists are being asked to avoid the area if they can, or to expect minor delays.
Normal wastewater flows have been managed by the use of sucker trucks transferring wastewater from the nearby pumping station to a point further along the wastewater network, and by diverting flow into another wastewater pipe in Wakefield Street.
More visual inspections were carried out along the waterfront this morning, with no visible signs of a discharge. Water quality testing will continue, and warning signs remain in place until given the all clear by regional public health.
Anyone else having issues with PBT, three weeks running they have being going to re-deliver a parcel. A card was left in our box despite being given permission to leave, they won't allow pick ups and have said they will redeliver some time next week - and that was three weeks ago and each week since!
Work is under way to repair a wastewater pipe in Victoria Street in the Wellington CBD, after it burst last night.
Traffic is down to a single lane for a small part of Victoria St and motorists are being asked to avoid the area if they can, or to expect minor delays.
The burst caused a minor overflow. Signs warning of the risk have been placed on the waterfront and a visual inspection showed no sign of any discharge. Water quality testing will be undertaken from today.
The pipe will be excavated today to assess the extent of the burst, then repairs carried out. All going well work may be completed today, but it could take longer to complete reinstatement of the area.
We’ll provide a further update on repair progress around midday.