High engagement on Ōtaki to north of Levin project


The NZ Transport Agency would like to thank the Horowhenua community and others for their recent engagement on the Ōtaki to north of Levin project.

“We’ve had an overwhelming response from people interested in the project which has been fantastic” said Ross I’Anson, Regional Transport System Manager – Manawatū-Whanganui & Taranaki.

“More than 1500 people have taken the time to come along to one of our community events throughout June 2017 and talk to the project team. We’ve also had great feedback through our online channels and email, with hundreds of responses received.”

“We’d like to thank everyone for their valuable insights which we are now collating and analysing. We will come back and share the results of this engagement in the next two months.”

The NZ Transport Agency have targeted October 2017 for the next round of public engagement where we intend to discuss corridor option(s). This will include addressing feedback received and providing more technical information to help people understand how and why decisions have been made.  We anticipate taking a recommended corridor to the NZ Transport Agency Board for approval early 2018.

The Ō2NL section of the Wellington Northern Corridor aims to provide a modern and safe state highway network that can accommodate future traffic volumes and enhance inter-regional and national economic growth and productivity. For further information on the Ōtaki to north of Levin project please visit our webpage: www.nzta.govt.nz/o2nl