RiverLink is a partnership between Greater Wellington Regional Council, Hutt City Council, and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. Together the agencies are investing around $456 million to revitalise Te Awa Kairangi / Hutt River, including $258 million invested by the NZ Upgrade Programme. RiverLink is working closely with Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o te Ika, and Ngāti Toa Rangatira as mana whenua to create a more resilient, more connected, more vibrant city.
The project incorporates transport improvements, including a new Melling Interchange and River Bridge, as well as walking, cycling and public transport links.
Improved flood protection will safeguard Lower Hutt against floods that could cause major damage to homes and businesses.
The changes in the central city will enable development to make the central city more vibrant as it turns to face Te Awa Kairangi.