Hutt City Council is investing in the heart of Wainuiomata with streetscape specialists John Fillmore Contracting Ltd (JFC) appointed as lead contractor to complete work on the Wainuiomata Town Centre.
“The Queen Street upgrade will build on the momentum of some pretty significant developments over the past few years,” Lower Hutt mayor Campbell Barry says.
“Investments in the likes of the Les Dalton Dog Park, Masonic village, the new Countdown, and the mall re-development mean it makes absolute sense to upgrade the heart of Wainuiomata too.
“JFC have been chosen to turn the design by Local Landscape Architecture Collective — based on the community’s vision — into reality,” Barry says.
JFC has extensive experience developing streetscapes in city centres, and they come highly recommended by other councils,” according to Kara Puketapu-Dentice, director of economy and development.
Where possible, JFC will be working with local businesses and contractors to ensure the community directly benefits from the project when it is completed.
The Wainuiomata Town Centre Upgrade will be split into four stages to minimise disruption to retailers and the community.
Work on stage one of the upgrade will start in mid-March, following engagement with the Queen Street community on the planned construction work. Queen Street will remain open to traffic throughout the work.
Keep up to date on the project as it progresses and sign up for email updates at hutt.city/wainuitowncentre.