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Updated: 3 December 2013

All media releases and updates for the Transmission Gully project are listed here, starting from May 2007.

News and media.

News & media releases

Two steps forward for Wellington Northern Corridor
2 December 2013
Wellington is today two steps closer to a safer, more resilient and more reliable highway route connecting the Capital with the lower North Island.

Shortlist announcement another milestone for Transmission Gully
15 April 2013
The NZ Transport Agency has today taken another step towards building Transmission Gully by announcing the two consortiums shortlisted to deliver the project.

NZTA welcomes public-private partnership decision for Transmission Gully
21 November 2012
The NZ Transport Agency is welcoming the Government's decision to allow the agency to undertake a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to finance, build and operate the Transmission Gully portion of the Wellington Northern Corridor.

Final decision welcomed on Transmission Gully consents applications
22 June 2012
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has welcomed the release of the Board of Inquiry's final decision to approve the regulatory consents applications lodged by the NZTA, Porirua City Council and Transpower for the Transmission Gully project.

NZTA welcomes draft decision on Transmission Gully consents applications
4 May 2012
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has welcomed the release of the Board of Inquiry's draft decision to approve the regulatory consents applications by the NZTA, Porirua City Council and Transpower for the Transmission Gully project.

NZTA welcomes referral of Transmission Gully applications to Board of Inquiry
16 Sep 2011
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has welcomed a Ministerial direction to refer its Notices of Requirement and resource consent applications for the Transmission Gully project to a Board of Inquiry.

Route announced for Wellington Northern Corridor
15 December 2009
The NZ Transport Agency Board has announced key decisions on the route for the Wellington Northern Corridor, marking a major milestone in the strategic development of this section of State Highway 1.

Details of preferred Transmission Gully route released
11 July 2008
Investigations into a route through Transmission Gully have been completed with a preferred route identified that will now be presented publicly for feedback.

Transmission Gully next stage gets green light (external link)
24 June 2008 - Media release from Minister of Transport Hon Annette King
Government has approved an additional $20 million in funding to prepare the information required to secure the preferred route.

Investigations start on Transmission Gully project
News Update - Spring 2007
Investigations and preliminary design work on the Transmission Gully project have started in earnest on all five contracts awarded for work on this first stage.

Planting contract awarded for Transmission Gully
6 August 2007
Transit New Zealand has awarded a $605,000 contract to Excell Corporation to plant about 62,000 New Zealand-indigenous trees along the proposed Transmission Gully route.

Scheme assessment contract let for Transmission Gully
18 July 2007
Transit New Zealand has awarded the last of five contracts for Stage 1 of the investigation and preliminary design phase for the Transmission Gully project.

Two more contracts to investigate Transmission Gully
14 May 2007
Transit New Zealand has awarded two further contracts for Stage 1 of the investigation and preliminary design phase for the Transmission Gully project.