Community engagement

Upper Hutt City is committed to working in partnership with communities and stakeholders in the development of its policies, plans, facilities, and services.

At Upper Hutt City we engage with our community in many ways in line with our Significance and Engagement Policy(PDF, 269KB)

The Significance and Engagement Policy enables Council to undertake consultation in a way that is appropriate for the matter being considered.  In some situations, consultation is as simple as listening to the views of a resident.  It may be more formal, such as when the special consultation procedure is used.  Or it may be more structured, such as when a particular group of people are requested to share their views.  An independent facilitator may also be used where necessary.

Council’s affairs are conducted in an open, informed and democratic manner and relevant information is readily available so that everyone can make an informed contribution to the decision-making process.

Make a submission on an open consultation

Feedback from the public is an important and essential part of our democratic process. Your input helps us understand how well we are doing and provides us with the direction and opportunity to make adjustments to our plans.

View our open consultations and have your say on a range of matters.

Attend a Council meeting

The first thirty minutes of every meeting is set aside for any member of the public to speak on any item which may fall within the terms of reference for the particular meeting being held.

View upcoming meeting minutes and agendas, or submit a request to speak.