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Further public engagement announced for Ō2NL

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The NZ Transport Agency has announced the second round of public engagement for the Ōtaki to north of Levin (Ō2NL) project will begin in February 2018.

NZ Transport Agency Director of Regional Relationships Emma Speight says the upcoming engagement will provide our project partners, stakeholders and local community with an opportunity to review the shortlist of proposed options and contribute to the selection of a preferred corridor.

“Holding public engagement early next year means it won’t be interrupted by the holiday period and it gives everyone a fair chance of contributing to the Ō2NL project if they are interested in doing so,” Ms Speight says.

Ō2NL is the northernmost section of the Wellington Northern Corridor and will improve the safety and resilience of the transport network connecting Ōtaki and Levin and continue the strategic and economic link to central New Zealand.

The engagement had been put on hold to enable the Transport Agency to discuss transport priorities and project timings with the new Government.

“The Government has indicated that it supports the process to finalise a preferred corridor and next steps, which will provide clarity and certainty for our communities.”

“We would like to thank everyone for their patience and will update the local community and all of our stakeholders in January 2018 with further developments and a schedule for public open days and meetings.”

For further information on the Ō2NL project go to www.nzta.govt.nz/O2NL

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