Wellington's Basin Reserve currently functions as a large roundabout with signals. Congestion is affecting State Highway 1 traffic, local traffic, freight, pedestrians, cyclists and buses. Following extensive investigations and community engagement, a bridge option was selected and RMA approvals were unsuccessfully sought. As we do not have the necessary approvals, the project will not proceed.
Now, the Ngauranga to Airport Governance Group is looking to the future. This group is a partnership of Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, the Transport Agency and other local agencies to jointly identify, plan and deliver significant and integrated improvements across the Wellington transport system in the corridor between the Wellington Urban Motorway and Wellington International Airport for all transport users.
The Governance Group is in place to guide and direct the next steps required to find a solution to traffic issues at the Basin Reserve and its connections. At a meeting [DOCX, 57 KB] the need for community input and support for any potential solutions that are developed was highlighted.
More information about the next steps we are taking together is available in the “Ngauranga to Airport Governance Group” section of this website.
Their latest media release [DOCX, 48 KB] is also available on this site under project updates.