There will be better walking facilities, connected cycleways, and high-quality mass rapid transit, along with more reliable buses, improvements at the Basin Reserve and an extra Mt Victoria Tunnel. Let's Get Wellington Moving will transform how we get around.
These improvements will go hand-in-hand with planning and urban development changes to ensure we make the most of the $6.4 billion Let's Get Wellington Moving investment.
Our plan is large, complex, and ambitious. With projects as big as these, we need to take the time to investigate and plan carefully at the start. We’ll be working closely with our partners, our stakeholders, and the community as we design each project.
While we work on the next steps for the wider programme, we need to make a start now on moving more people with fewer vehicles.
The early delivery programme will help change how people move into and around the city. We want to make travelling by bus to the central city a faster and more reliable choice. We also want to create a better environment for people walking and on bikes.
Moving projects forward
We’re starting work on the projects that make up Let’s Get Wellington Moving. These need to go through a number of stages before they can be completed:
Our major projects will be developed through the ‘business case’ process. A business case establishes the ‘case’ for investing in a project and it includes:
- Considering different options to deliver the project’s goals
- Listening to the community to understand people’s needs and aspirations for the project
- Initial design of the project and the design of different options
- Analysis of project benefits and likely costs, as well as risks and opportunities.
Consenting and approvals
Transport projects of any size usually require a number of consents and approvals before things are built, such as resource management consents, traffic resolutions, and speed limit regulations. During this stage we look at the environmental and social impacts of the project. Work can involve:
- Further development of the design to a greater level of detail
- Listening to the community to understand what the project’s design would mean for them
- Analysis by experts of the project’s environmental effects
- Preparing the formal applications for resource consents and designation in the district plan.
Once a project has received consent and/or approval, it can move to the construction or implementation phase. This involves preparation to build and then building the project:
- Final, detailed design of the project
- Seeking tenders for construction and selecting a construction team
- Developing detailed construction plans to minimise effects on the community and environment while the new infrastructure is built
- Building and commissioning the project
To investigate, consent, and construct these projects, Let's Get Wellington Moving will engage professional services consultants, specialist advisors, and contractors.