Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and the project team are inviting the Kāpiti and Horowhenua communities along to a speaker and drop-in event to hear the latest on the Ōtaki to north of Levin project.
The planned highway and shared walkway and cycling path follows the completion before Christmas of the Peka Peka to Ōtaki highway and will further improve the safety and resilience of the network and the Wellington corridor.
Waka Kotahi is developing the project together with partners Muaūpoko Tribal Authority and local hapū of Ngāti Raukawa in an innovative way to ensure we tread lightly with the whenua and create a positive, enduring legacy for the community.
The project reached a key milestone last November when Waka Kotahi lodged Notices of Requirement and resource consent applications with the regional and district councils.
These applications reflect the key RMA approvals required to construct, operate, maintain and improve the Ō2NL project.
Project Director Lonnie Dalzell says tomorrow (28 January) the project team is hosting an information session for members of the public at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, Levin library.
“Now the applications have been lodged, it’s really important to us to ensure that people are fully informed about the project.
“That’s why we’re hosting the speaker event tomorrow,” says Mr Dalzell.
“Our team will be on hand between 11am and 2pm to talk everything 'Ō2NL'.
“We’ll have a range of speakers from 11.30am to 12.30pm with the team available before and after to answer any questions you may have. We’ll have information and presentations on topics including the RMA approval process, design of the proposed road including local road connections, landscape and planning design, the effects of the Ō2NL project and how these will be managed.
“So please come along and join us,” says Mr Dalzell.