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Comments wanted on western corridor issues

Wellington Regional Office

8 October 2004

Comments wanted on western corridor transportation issues

Interested organisations and members of the public are invited to comment on transportation issues from Ngauranga to north of Waikanae – the area known as the western corridor.

The comments are being sought by the Greater Wellington Regional Council and Transit New Zealand as part of their Western Corridor Transportation Study.

A discussion paper was released today as the first stage of a study. The paper explains the study’s purpose, principal issues, alternatives and how options for future investment in transport within the western corridor will be assessed.

Greater Wellington’s Transport Strategic Direction Manager, Tony Brennand said they were keen to seek public opinion at an early stage to help them analyse and develop options.

“While there have been many studies of sections along this corridor and specific transportation issues in the past, this study will update all previous work and assess the options in an integrated way. It will take a long-term perspective, in accordance with the requirements of the Land Transport Management Act 2003.

Mr Brennand said the study would consider a full range of transport options with ease of travel being a major focus. These options will include Transmission Gully and Kapiti Western Link Road. “A package of short, medium and long-term initiatives will be developed from the study’s findings. These will cover road, public transport, pedestrian, and cycling options, ways to encourage alternative travel patterns, and future land use options.”

Brian Hasell, Transit’s Wellington Regional Manager said the study would provide the opportunity to consider all facets of transportation in an integrated manner.

“How transportation impacts on the local and regional communities is an important part of our business and by jointly working with Greater Wellington Regional Council, local councils and members of the public we can produce transport solutions that will benefit the region as a whole,” said Mr Hasell.

The discussion paper is available from Greater Wellington’s website at www.gw.govt.nz , Transit’s website www.transit.govt.nz or from Andrea Lamplough at Maunsell on 04 382 2926 or email wcts.feedback@maunsell.com . The study is being undertaken by Maunsell Ltd. The closing date for comments on this initial round of consultation is 1 November 2004.

Further consultation on the study will occur at later stages of the project. The study is due to be completed by the end of next year.

ENDS


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