Two of the biggest issues facing Lower Hutt at the moment are housing and transport.
Tonight the city’s councillors will be considering a range of changes to the rules around housing that would for ever change the way the city looks. (Page 1).
A lack of housing for young families has forced the Hutt City Council to look at the proposals and Mayor Ray Wallace is backing the proposed changes, which he believes are critical to the future prosperity of the city.
We asked our readers what they thought and there has certainly been a mixed reaction. (Page 3).
Senior reporter Nicholas Boyack takes a look at the Cross Valley Link, (Page 4-5) which has been off and on various regional and city council plans since the early 1960s.
If a major earthquake strikes here the Petone Esplanade could drop substantially, cutting off the region’s major source of fuel, stored at Seaview. The road takes up to 30,000 vehicles a day and is only expected to get busier.
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