The NZ Transport Agency, HCC and GWRC are working collaboratively in order to achieve better flood protection, urban revitalisation and improved transportation.
The Transport Agency is looking into a range of options for transport improvements and will integrate these with the GWRC’s flood protection project and HCC’s ‘Making places’ project. The cornerstone investment is to replace the Melling bridge, which will help alleviate flooding.
All three organisations need a degree of certainty about when the Melling bridge will be replaced so that complimentary investment activities can be planned coherently and cost-effectively.
While each partner organisation has its own strategic objectives, we recognise that investment activities need to be coordinated because they’re inter-dependent. We need to work closely together to achieve our objectives and to meet the needs of local residents, businesses, commuters, road users and visitors in and through the Hutt Valley region. To make this happen, we’ve set up a joint working group to discuss integration and coordination across the whole programme of work.