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Locals express views on Western Corridor Study

MEDIA RELEASE 11 May 2005

Locals express views on Western Corridor Transportation Study

Transit New Zealand and Greater Wellington Regional Council are pleased with the response to the second round of public consultation on the Western Corridor Transportation Study. The first open days were held on Saturday at Ngati Toa Domain, Plimmerton and yesterday at St Peter's Church, Paekakariki, and attracted 88 people from a wide range of transport interests.

Representatives from Greater Wellington, Transit New Zealand and consultants, Maunsell-Aecom and Environmental Management Services, listened to feedback on the five scenarios and provided further information on the study. Porirua City Council Mayor Jenny Brash and Greater Wellington Regional Land Transport Committee Chair Terry McDavitt also attended Saturday's session.

The next open days will take place on Saturday 14 May, 10:00am-4:00pm at the Kapiti Community Centre and the Johnsonville Community Centre.

Tony Brennand - Greater Wellington Transport Strategic Direction Manager said there was a large amount of interest shown in solving local transportation difficulties at Mana and Plimmerton, and people were also interested in how the scenarios were made up, why the various elements and associated costs were included and how the elements could be combined into a comprehensive transport solution.

"Finding the right transport package is always a challenge and it's important to both Greater Wellington and Transit New Zealand that the views of the public are taken into account when developing an effective transport solution."

Tony said there will be ongoing discussions with key stakeholders and interested parties about the implications of particular options as the project team develops a draft corridor management plan.

Transit New Zealand's project manager for the Western Corridor Transport Study, Peter Ward said the open days provide an excellent opportunity for people, interested in better transport opportunities along the corridor, to talk in detail with designers and planners about local and regional issues.

"Hearing public views on what they see as the local transport 'hotspots' and what their solutions are to provide a better overall corridor solution, is always worthwhile," he said.
"We look forward to seeing even more people at the open days at the Kapiti Community Centre and Johnsonville Community Centre next Saturday".

A full copy of the Western Corridor Transportation Study proposal can be obtained from http://www.gw.govt.nz/section1148.cfm or visit Transit New Zealand's website www.transit.govt.nz.

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