no amalgamation

Hutt City Councillors resolved to oppose the Commission’s proposal on behalf of the community, at a meeting of the Council in December 2014.

Hutt City Council commissioned a survey in 2014 that shows 80 per cent of Hutt residents, and 75 per cent across the greater Wellington region, would prefer council boundaries remain unchanged.

Read the survey report [PDF 254 kb]

Hutt City Council objects to the proposal on two main points;

  • a loss of local democracy and,
  • high cost and high risk, with no evidence of gains.