We are working closely with local councils in the Horowhenua and Kāpiti districts and are engaging closely with iwi, key stakeholders and community groups.
In June 2017, we sought the community’s view on the values, interests, issues and constraints associated with the Ōtaki to north of Levin project. The results of the community engagement were used to help develop corridor options for the project.
SH1 Ōtaki to north of Levin: Engagement summary report [PDF, 5.8 MB]
Between January and mid-March 2018, we provided our project partners, stakeholders and local community with an opportunity to review a shortlist of options and contribute to the selection of a preferred corridor for the O2NL project.
Nearly 1400 people visited our pop-up shop, and more attended information sessions and community meetings. We also met with over 300 property owners in the area.
We heard that, in principle, the community supports the O2NL project and recognises something needs to be done to improve the safety and resilience on the stretch of SH1 and SH57 between Ōtaki and north of Levin.
The preferred corridor is a combination of two options that received support during community engagement, and takes into account (among a number of other factors) questions raised by the community regarding ecological, heritage, social, noise and vibration impacts.
In December 2018, we came back to the community with the preferred corridor, and spoke with all property owners that were potentially affected by the range of shortlisted corridor options to inform them of the preferred corridor.
We will continue to work with these property owners and the wider community to further investigate and progress design of the road, within the preferred corridor.