Our vision and mission

Our Vision

Our vision is the desired future state of our city.

We have an outstanding natural environment, leisure, and recreational opportunities, and we are a great place for families to live, work, and play.

In Upper Hutt we are surrounded by outstanding natural beauty and a wide range of leisure and recreational activities. We’re recognised as a great place for families and for people who enjoy the best of the outdoors. We know our strengths and want to build on them.

Our city and our economy will continue to grow. We will continue to attract new families to our beautiful region who will contribute to thriving communities and businesses. We’re committed to further enhancing our economic development, and our marketing and promotional campaigns that are attracting more and more visitors to our city. We also plan to continue the maintenance and renewal of our essential infrastructure assets so they remain at a high standard.

We’re careful with how we spend money. However, we need to continue to invest in our infrastructure that will keep our city working—we’ll have enough water to drink, our wastewater and stormwater systems will be well maintained and built to reduce the impact of earthquakes and floods, and our roads will be maintained and safe. In addition, our parks, reserves, and Council properties will be kept in good condition. We also need to future proof our city to make sure we’re ready to cope with a growing population and changing demographics.

Community outcomes

These are the outcomes we want for our community, in working towards our vision. These outcomes guide our activities, projects, and service levels. 

Community outcome: Environment


We’re immersed in
natural beauty. We care
for and protect our river,
our stunning parks, and
our natural environment.

Community outcome: Social and cultural

Social and cultural

We celebrate our
whānau, heritage, and
culture. We’re a caring,
safe, and healthy

Community outcome: Economy


We’re a city of
opportunity. We attract
new investment and
offer opportunities for
people and businesses
to prosper. Our city
centre is alive, attractive,
and vibrant.

Community outcome: Infrastructure


We have reliable and
efficient networks and
infrastructure that
support our city.


Mission statement

The Mission Statement expresses Council’s fundamental service delivery purpose.

To enhance the quality of life in Upper Hutt by providing leadership, support, and services to the community.