Transport issues

The Commission has been working with Wellington councils (through the Wellington Regional Mayoral Forum) and the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to jointly look at transport in the region. 

Progress Update – December 2016

The Local Government Commission has continued working with Wellington councils and the New Zealand Transport Agency to explore whether the region’s transport system is governed and delivered in the best way to meet future challenges.

The Commission has produced a summary document of the now finalised Martin Jenkins  Indicative Business Case report, which  tests a range of options to improve the current system. The summary document and full report can be read at:

Wellington Transport Indicative Business Case Summary PDF, 2.9MB

Martin Jenkins Wellington Transport Indicative Business Case PDF, 2.3MB

The Commission and councils are now considering the next steps for this work. If there is support for change from councils, we will commission a further detailed business case and carry out public consultation.

Progress update – July 2016

Work on transport is still at too early a stage for the Commission to make decisions on possible future arrangements. We will continue to work with councils, including finalising the Indicative Business Case on a targeted set of five options for transport. The Commission will then set out the process and timeframe for identifying a preferred option, including public consultation.

You can read the full Strengthening the Wellington region – progress update:

Wellington Transport workshops

A series of workshops was held around the region, with invited groups that have an interest in transport, during June and July 2016. Notes from those workshops can be found here:

Wellington workshop

Wairarapa workshop

Lower Hutt workshop

Kapiti workshop

Wellington Regional Transport: Options for Change (March 2016)

The following initial report was prepared by Castalia Strategic Advisors to start the consideration of transport options.