Basin Reserve Flyover Should Be Hit for Six
Andrew Williams MP
15 March 2013
Reserve Flyover Should Be Hit for Six
First holds serious concerns about the merits of
constructing a flyover at the Basin Reserve and believes
other options should be explored.
Andrew Williams says the flyover is an outdated concrete and
steel monstrosity unsuitable for the area.
Government is spending about $80 million to trench part of
State Highway 1 and create a National War Memorial Park on
the land above ready for the 2015 Gallipoli centenary
“It’s an insult to the memory of our
fallen servicemen and women that just metres down the road a
nine-metre high flyover will blight the landscape.
flyover will destroy the heritage value of a special
precinct of Wellington which will include not just the
memorial park but also the Basin Reserve and Government
“The Government must instruct the New Zealand
Transport Agency (NZTA) to find an alternative to the
“Whatever NZTA comes up with must be
sympathetic to the sacred nature of the memorial park,”
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