As well as the projects included in our Annual Plan, Hutt
City Council is exploring options for the Petone Library and Heritage Centre on
Britannia Street. Money has been budgeted in the Annual Plan to refurbish the
existing building, but we’re keen to take this opportunity to step back and
consider the bigger picture.
We want to make sure the facility meets the
current and future needs of the Petone community. We’re looking at several
options which range from refurbishing the existing building, to replacing it
with a multi-purpose facility which would meet the existing needs, and
additionally could offer more community spaces and services.
We’re also considering options for housing as part of the facility, given the current shortage of housing in our city, and a redeveloped Civic area providing a better connection to Jackson Street. You’ll see we’re also looking at housing as an option for the redevelopment of the Naenae Library site, once that’s relocated to the new Community Hub, for the same reason – an opportunity to provide much-needed safe and warm homes for current and future residents of Lower Hutt.
We’re keen to hear your ideas and thoughts, which can be contributed here until 14th April 2019. Additionally, you can visit the display at Petone Library and talk to staff there.