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Feedback from the Petone to Melling section public engagement

Find out what people thought about proposed features of the path along the rail corridor. For an overview of the April/May 2017 public engagement report read the summary report [PDF, 251 KB] or for greater detail read the full report [PDF, 5.8 MB].

Next steps for the Petone to Melling section

The project team aims to complete the design of the Petone to Melling section following community feedback. We will then confirm which route from the Parliament Street rail underpass to the Hutt River Trail to progress and apply for any consent applications so we can begin to build this portion of the W2HV Link.

Once the detailed design is completed and we have consents, we will confirm construction timeframes. We expect to begin construction at the end of 2017.

We are also working with the RiverLink team on flood capacity improvements and redeveloping the Hutt River corridor to ensure that our proposals are consistent with their plans.

Submissions for the public engagement on the Petone to Melling section of the path have now closed. A report detailing the results of the engagement will be published in due course.

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Ride from Melling to Petone with us

Take a ride on our virtual train to experience what the Melling to Petone section will be like.

Next steps for the Ngauranga to Petone section

We have more work to do on the concept design to confirm how much foreshore to reclaim, the shape of the seawall, rest areas and the bridge. We also need to consider mitigation requirements based on the width of the reclamation platform. We plan to bring you further information and get your input later in 2017. This later round of consultation will help us prepare our resource consent applications.

Feedback from 2014-2015 consultation

During our 2014-2015 consultation you gave us your thoughts on how we can improve the walking and cycling link between Wellington and the Hutt Valley. We’ve been pleased by the number of people who took part in our surveys and passed on the link to others who wanted to participate.

Your feedback showed there is clear support for walking and cycling improvements between Petone and Ngauranga and between Wellington and the Hutt Valley. In particular, we received 778 submissions with all but three in favour of investing in walking and cycling.

You also clearly identified a preference for a seaward option and an interest in connections or improvements to walking and cycling from Petone and Ngauranga Interchanges to the rest of the Wellington and Hutt City. You will find a copy of the 2014 consultation report on our publications page.

The valuable information and feedback helped to inform the development and completion of the project detailed business case and the decision about the preferred option. In November 2015 the Transport Agency and key stakeholders for the Wellington to Hutt Valley Walking, Cycling and Resilience project confirmed a preferred seaward option for the section between Ngauranga and Petone.

Selecting a seaward option was based on consultation outcomes and feedback from stakeholders, user groups, iwi representatives, community groups and the general public during 2014 and 2015. It was also based on an assessment of the wider benefits this option can provide, including safety, look and feel, and resilience for both the highway and the rail corridor between Wellington and the Hutt Valley.