In June 2017, we sought the various perspectives of people who live, work and travel in the area. This has helped us understand community values and interests, including cultural, environmental, business and social issues. This information, together with our technical information, was used to develop a long list of possible corridor options which we then assessed.
The O2NL project team then held two day-long workshops in August 2017 with members of the local community, iwi and relevant stakeholders (the Project Reference Group) to analyse possible corridor options using the Multi Criteria Analysis process (MCA). Environmental, engineering, planning, property and transport specialists provided information on the effects of each option.
Over 50 people attended each workshop. At workshop 1, the participants identified 10 additional corridor options and discussed the assessment criteria. At workshop 2, the participants scored all of the 23 options against 12 criteria.
The option development and assessment process is shown on the information boards [PDF, 8.9 MB] used for the early 2018 community engagement.