29 Aug 2014

Efforts to fast-track Wellington transport projects

From Nine To Noon, 9:23 am on 29 August 2014

A Wellington transport governance group has been set up to try and find a way to fast-track planned transport, roading and public transport projects that have been delayed following the rejection of the Basin Reserve Flyover. It is made up of representatives of the Wellington Regional Council, the Wellington City Council and The New Zealand Transport Agency. The 90 million dollar basin reserve flyover project involved building a 265 metre elevated highway 20 metres north of the Basin Reserve cricket ground. A board of inquiry voted 3-1 to provisionally decline resource consent for project, which has put other linked projects in doubt, including a $375m second tunnel through Mt Victoria and a $268m bus rapid transit network between the Central city and southern suburbs. Fran Wilde is the Chair of the Wellington Regional Council.