Pre-election Report now available

Published on 28 July 2022

Pre-election Report 2022 cover

Upper Hutt City Council’s Pre-election Report now available

Upper Hutt City Council Chief Executive, Peter Kelly released his Pre-election Report for the 2022 Local Government election season yesterday.

The report provides information on the challenges that will be faced by those who are elected to Council in October. Pre-election reports are politically neutral and provide information for discussion about the key issues facing Upper Hutt today and over the next three years. This includes a seven-year snapshot of the past present and future, which includes projects, upcoming changes, and financial summaries.

“All-in-all, Upper Hutt City Council is in good shape, with relatively low rates and low levels of debt,” says Chief Executive, Peter Kelly.

“With continued changes in our operating environment, and as legislative changes to local government begin to come to fruition, there will be quite a shift in the way we plan, strategise, manage resources, and possibly even what we steward going forward.”

“These changes, along with Upper Hutt forecast to experience an annual growth of 2% over the next 30 years, present great opportunities for elected members to guide the city towards continued success.”

Download/read the Pre-election report 2022.(PDF, 3MB)

For more information on local elections in Upper Hutt,  visit Council’s Election 2022 Resource Hub at

Key election dates:

15 July: Candidate nominations open

27 July: Pre-election Report published

12 August: Candidate nominations close at midday

16 – 21 September: Voting documents delivered to all enrolled voters

8 October: Voting closes at midday (for postal votes, send by 4 October)

13 – 19 October: Results declared