Why do we need to invest in flood protection - what does Greater Wellington want to achieve with the Hutt River flood capacity plan?

A system failure in a flood event would be a disaster for the Hutt Valley and Hutt City. The projects flood protection workis expected to safeguard residents from large (100 year ARI) flood events that could affect up to 4,030 buildings (homes, business, schools etc).  For the predicted 2130 climate the predicted number of flooded buildings more than doubles to 8,652.

Last updated: 14 Jun 2023
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Our goal

The goal is to build flood protection infrastructure along the Hutt River that reflects the community's decision made through the Hutt River Floodplain Management Plan in 2001.

Last updated: 28 Jun 2021
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