Building Boom on the way for Lower Hutt

Hutt City Council says a building boom is on the way for Lower Hutt, with building consents and applications for new buildings reaching an all-time high.

By December 2018 building consents were up 18% on 2017 with Hutt City Council issuing 1500 consents. Council had also received 529 resource consent applications up almost 45% on 2017 with many for new buildings such as multi-unit dwellings and new housing subdivisions.

For December alone 65% more applications were received compared to the same time the previous year for processing by Council staff.

As well as a rise in consents, Hutt City Council has also experienced an upswing in the volume of requests for building inspections.