There’s been documented public interest in an inland route through Transmission Gully going back as far as 1919. However, it has only been in the last two decades that public views have been canvassed more formally.
In 2008, two major public consultations were undertaken to ask residents of the greater Wellington region if a route through Transmission Gully should be progressed. Both public consultations returned overwhelming support for a motorway through the gully.
In the first half of 2012, regulatory consent applications for the project were heard and approved by an independent Board of Inquiry. And in November 2012, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency received the Government’s approval to proceed with the Transmission Gully motorway through a Public Private Partnership.