Wellington Northern Corridor




PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
Ōtaki to north of Levin
Wellington Northern Corridor
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

Credibly proposed

The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.   

Announced

The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.

Under procurement

The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).

Preferred bidder announced

A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.

Recently closed

Projects that have progressed to contractual close remain on ANZIP for 12 months.

ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:

Australia

Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million


STATUS: Prospective pipeline
SECTOR: Road
JURISDICTION: New Zealand
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement, Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

The Wellington Northern Corridor will provide for at least two lanes of traffic in either direction between Wellington airport to Linden, near Tawa, as well as new roads from Tawa to north of Levin, a distance of 110 kilometres. The Corridor, which has been designated a Road of National Significance (RoNS) by the NZ Government, comprises a number of different sections, including:

- Transmission Gully (under construction);
- Inner City Transport Improvements from the Airport to the Terrace Tunnel;
- Aotea Quay to Ngauranga (completed in 2016);
- Linden to MacKays (Transmission Gully) (construction underway);
- MacKays to Peka Peka (southern section of the Kāpiti Expressway) (construction underway);
- Peka Peka to Otaki (contract awarded); and
Otaki to north of Levin.

The Wellington Northern Corridor has a 10-15 year delivery timeframe, with several components already underway or in detailed planning stages.

Value undisclosed



Last reviewed: 06/12/2017

Ōtaki to north of Levin


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Ōtaki to north of Levin

STATUS: Prospective pipeline
VALUE: $162M AUD
SECTOR: Road
JURISDICTION: New Zealand
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is investigating improvements to the northernmost section of the Wellington Northern Corridor - Ōtaki to north of Levin.

The Wellington Northern Corridor project aims to provide a modern and safe highway network that can safely accommodate future traffic volumes and enhance inter-regional and national growth and productivity.

NZTA released a shortlist of route options in February 2018 for public consultation. All options run east of the existing State Highway 1 (SH1) and Levin Town Centre, linking up with SH1 north of Levin.

NZTA re-evaluated the project to align it with the new priorities set out in the Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport following the release of the Draft Transport Agency Investment Proposal (TAIP) earlier in 2018. The re-evaluation was completed in October 2018, with NZTA determining that a new road corridor be designated, envisaged as a two lane highway with allowance for four lanes in the future.

The preferred corridor for the project was announced in December 2018, comprising a combination of the S6 and N4 options proposed in February.

Construction timing and form of the new route will be considered further once all project re-evaluations identified in the TAIP are completed, expected in December 2018.

Subject to funding approval, NZTA will work with the community and stakeholders between now and early 2020 to progress design of the road.

The 2013 Wellington Northern Corridor Business Case addendum indicates an expected cost of NZ$162 million with a construction programme of 2019-2024.

NZ Project Lifecycle Status: Investigate.



Last reviewed: 13/12/2018

Presented by

Government sponsors

treasury-website-logobw

Supporting agencies

 
nzte-logo_web

 

 

doird_strip_web_trans
ia_trans