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Western Corridor Plan hearings begin Monday

Western Corridor Plan hearings begin Monday

The hearing of submissions on the proposed Western Corridor Plan begins on Monday, 9.00 am at Thinktankz, 25-27 Vivian St Wellington.

On Monday the Western Corridor Plan Hearing Subcommittee will hear from the study group who developed the proposed plan. Key statutory submitters and community organisations will be heard throughout the rest of the week.

A schedule of when submitters will be heard will be available on Greater Wellington’s website under the Western Corridor Plan Consultation pages from Friday afternoon. This schedule is preliminary, and subject to change.

Media are welcome to attend the hearings. Copies of submissions will be available at the hearings venue.

Hearings are being held in Wellington, at Thinktankz, on 28, 29 and 30 November and 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, December.

Hearings in Porirua will be held at the Auditorium, Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Todd Park, 1 Herriot Drive. The first hearings will take place on the 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 December, with reserve days on the 24, 25, 26, 27th January 2006. Additional dates have been set aside in February should hearings need to continue. The additional dates are 2,3,7,8,9,10,13,14,15 February.

Members of the Hearing Subcommittee are:

Chair, Terry McDavitt (Chair of the Regional Land Transport Committee)
Charles Finny (CEO Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce)
Kay Saville Smith (Sociologist, CRESA Ltd)
Alan Bickers (Public and private sector consultant, appointed by Transit New Zealand)
Sir Brian Elwood (former Chief Ombudsman)

Weblink: Western Corridor Consultation

http://www.gw.govt.nz/section1675.cfm

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