Community engagement is an important part of our work to improve the transport network. Over the course of this project, we talk with and meet people, property owners and businesses to both keep you informed about our proposals and make sure you’re aware of your opportunities to help shape the final outcome.
2017 engagement activities
In preparation for lodging consent applications, we have refined our proposal and will engage the community. We intend to hold community workshops and public open days to get feedback on the design of the Link Road and its Interchanges. This is your chance to talk to technical specialists about various aspects of the project before lodging consents.
Once we have lodged our consent applications, we will undertake a formal consultation process and receive submissions on the applications.
In March 2016 we held a workshop with residents from the Horokiwi Community. This was a great opportunity to talk about the results of our safety and geotechnical work, and how this has allowed us to propose some adjustments to the corridor through the Horokiwi area. We also talked about how the community accesses Horokiwi Road now and how they might be connected to the new Link Road.
The discussions at this workshop, and feedback provided about the current designs regarding access to Horokiwi, have been very useful. This will be used to further refine our proposals.
Early 2014 engagement
In 2014 we engaged with local communities, stakeholders and the wider Wellington region about proposals for a new east-west link between Petone and Grenada North.
As a priority, we talked with people and businesses whose properties would be directly affected by our plans, and held a number of information days to support wider discussions about the Link Road.
Some of the key areas we considered were:
- the location of our route options
- whether the new Link Road will include a link to Transmission Gully and/or Tawa
- the need to potentially increase SH1 between Grenada and Tawa to six lanes
- whether there is a need to provide a Horokiwi connection from the new Link Road, and
- thoughts on tolling.
You may like to refresh your memory by viewing the information boards that were on display in February. We received hundreds of submissions from this engagement which have been collated and analysed and included our engagement report.
The engagement report [PDF, 6.5 MB] [PDF, 6.5 MB] has been helped the Link Road team make the preferred alignment decision and has informed further discussions with key stakeholders about the proposed route.