Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Wellington City Council responds to Basin flyover decision

Wellington City Council responds to Basin flyover decision


The Wellington City Council is analysing today’s decision of Environmental Protection Agency’s Board of Inquiry to decline the proposed Basin Reserve flyover.

Deputy Mayor Justin Lester says the flyover proposal has been a vexed issue for Wellington communities from the time the flyover was first proposed through to the Board of Inquiry process.

“It’s well known our Council had significant concerns about whether the proposed flyover offered the best outcomes for the city, which was why we pushed for significant mitigation measures if it were to have gone ahead,” says Cr Lester.

“I acknowledge the differences of views held by many people and it’s appropriate to thank those who participated in the process and made their views known, and the Board for conducting a thorough enquiry into the flyover.

“From here we will need to work constructively with our communities and government agencies to find a publically acceptable solution to the traffic congestion issues in this area,” he says.

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says the Wellington City Council will be analysing the decision and potential impacts on the future of the Wellington transport network.

“Just as the Council has found, the flyover proposal presented the Board of Inquiry a complex issue of urban design and transport, including public transport,” says the Mayor.

“It is now time to get on and make the best of our role in improving all aspects of traffic to reduce congestion, including better walking, cycling, and public transport.”

Wellington City Council’s Transport and Urban Development Committee Chair, Councillor Andy Foster says “Council will be talking to NZTA and the Greater Wellington Regional Council to map out the future of the Wellington transport network in light of today’s decision.

“The fact the hearing went for so long, and that all parties were given such generous time to present and challenge evidence, was a sign that the required consent was never guaranteed,” he says.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Auckland Relocation Grants: 12 Grants Paid So Far

Since the policy took effect one month ago, 12 applicants have received the non-recoverable grant, supporting 32 people. $54,508 has been paid out, covering things like moving costs, bond, rent in advance and letting fees. More>>

ALSO:

Vaccine Funding Change: HPV Vaccines For All Children

PHARMAC has today announced changes to funded vaccines, which will benefit an extra 100,000 people... The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine will be available for all children and adults up to the age of 26 years, and boys will now be included in the HPV school vaccination programme. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Why The Opinion Polls For Key And Trump Defy Gravity

What is going on? Donald Trump got confirmed as the Republican presidential candidate at a bizarrely chaotic political convention… and promptly received an upwards bump in the polls to where he’s now rating ahead of Hillary Clinton, for only the second time this year. More>>

Sugar: Auckland Leisure Centres Axe Unhealthy Drinks

Auckland Council is to stop selling drinks that are sweetened by sugar from vending machines at its leisure centres in a bid to try to reduce obesity and type 2 diabetes... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Todd McClay’s Faulty Memory

Time and again, whenever an issue arises the initial response by government is to deny or diminish the problem – nothing to worry about here, everything’s OK, move on. Then, hang on. In line with the usual pattern, as embarrassing details emerged into daylight, the story changed. More>>

ALSO:

Labour's 'Future Of Work': Major Reform Of Careers And Apprenticeships

The next Labour Government will transform careers advice in high schools to ensure every student has a personalised career plan, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

State Investments Management: Treasury Likes IRD, Not Education Or Corrections

The Inland Revenue Department has scored an 'A' in the first tranche of the Treasury's investor confidence rating for state agencies that manage significant Crown investments and assets, gaining greater autonomy as a result, while the Corrections and Education ministries gained a 'C' rating. More>>

ALSO:

Govt Goal: NZ To Be "Predator Free" By 2050

Prime Minister John Key has today announced the Government has adopted the goal of New Zealand becoming Predator Free by 2050... “That’s why we have adopted this goal. Our ambition is that by 2050 every single part of New Zealand will be completely free of rats, stoats and possums." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news