Lets Get Wellington Moving programme




PROJECT
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Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
Lets Get Wellington Moving programme
LGWM - Basin Reserve improvements
LGWM - Extra Mount Victoria Tunnel and road widening
LGWM - Mass Transit - City to Newtown
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
VALUE: $3.83bn AUD | $4 NZD
SECTOR: Other transport
JURISDICTION: New Zealand
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

Let's Get Wellington Moving is a programme aimed at improving and better integrating Wellington's transport networks. It is a joint initiative between Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, and the New Zealand Transport Agency.

Since 2016 the three entities have been working together to devise a plan for the city's transport networks to ensure it can support forecast economic and population growth in Wellington and surrounding regions.

In May 2019 LGWM released a Recommended Programme of Investment, outlining a 20 year transport plan for Wellington. It provides details for NZ$6.4 billion (AU$6.13 billion) of proposed investment across a range of projects. These include:

  • mass transit phase one: NZ$990 million (A$948 million) to deliver mass transit from Wellington city to Newtown between 2024 and 2029.
  • mass transit phase two: NZ$450 million (A$430 million) to extend the mass transit link beyond Newtown to the airport after 2029.
  • extra Mount Victoria tunnel and widening Ruahine/Wellington Road: NZ$480 million (A$459 million) between 2024 and 2029
  • public transport: NZ$300 million (A$287 million) to enhance the capacity and performance of existing networks by 2024
  • basin reserve improvements: NZ$130 (A$124 million) million towards improving access to the basin by 2024
  • creating a more walkable city: NZ$70 million (A$67 million) towards improving walkways and public spaces to promote the option of walking by 2024, and
  • connected cycleways: NZ$30 million (A$28.7 million) towards connecting and increasing the network of cycleways by 2024.

 

A draft Business Case Report for the programme was release in June 2019.

In July 2019 the New Zealand Transport Agency approved funding of NZ$66.2 million (AU$63.3 million) for the program. This will allow the programme to move to the next phase of planning, and will support the development of the early delivery program alongside development of detailed business cases for the more complex components of the programme.



Last reviewed: 02/08/2019

LGWM - Basin Reserve improvements


PROJECT
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Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 LGWM - Basin Reserve improvements

STATUS: Prospective pipeline
VALUE: $124.5M AUD | $130 NZD
SECTOR: Road
JURISDICTION: New Zealand
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

As part of the Let's Get Wellington Moving recommended programme of investment, there is a proposal for a range of improvements near the Basin Reserve. The aim is to reduce conflicts between different travel movements and modes and to create more reliable access around the Basin regardless of travel modes.

The estimated cost of this project is NZ$130 million (AU$124.4 million). Improvements include:

  • Minor at-grade changes in the short-term to improve reliable access for all modes
  • Grade separation between north-south movements, east-west movements, and mass transit corridors.

 

Once the LGWM mass transit route is decided, the project will require further investigations to determine which form of grade separation will deliver the best outcomes for the transport network and the community.

The project is expected to be underway by 2024. This will include detailed investigation, design, consultation, consenting and/or early construction work.

Let's Get Wellington Moving is a programme aimed at improving and better integrating Wellington's transport networks to ensure it is able to support forecast growth. It is a joint initiative between Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, and the New Zealand Transport Agency.



Last reviewed: 01/08/2019

LGWM - Extra Mount Victoria Tunnel and road widening


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 LGWM - Extra Mount Victoria Tunnel and road widening

STATUS: Prospective pipeline
VALUE: $459.5M AUD | $480 NZD
SECTOR: Road
JURISDICTION: New Zealand
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

As part of the Let's Get Wellington Moving recommended programme of investment, there is a proposal to construct an extra Mount Victoria Tunnel and widen Ruahine St/Wellington Road. The estimated cost of this project is NZ$480 million (AU$459.5 million).

The aim of this project is to divert traffic away from the central city and enable more reliable access to key destinations such as the hospital and the airport.

The project is proposed to be underway by 2024. This will include detailed investigation, design, consultation, consenting, and/or early construction work.

LGWM is a programme aimed at improving and better integrating Wellington's transport networks to ensure it is able to support forecast growth. It is a joint initiative between Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, and the New Zealand Transport Agency.



Last reviewed: 01/08/2019

LGWM - Mass Transit - City to Newtown


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 LGWM - Mass Transit - City to Newtown

STATUS: Prospective pipeline
VALUE: $947.9M AUD | $990 NZD
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: New Zealand
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

As part of the Lets Get Wellington Moving recommended programme of investment, there is a proposal to develop a mass transit link between the central city to Newtown along the waterfront quays.

The estimated cost of this project is NZ$990 million (AU$947.8 million). This forms phase one of a broader project that will subsequently extend the mass transit link out to the airport via Miramar. The aim of this project is to improve travel choice through Wellington. The cost estimate is based on the use of light rail.

Still yet to be decided is the vehicle type, route choice and extensions, integration with the wider public transport network and funding options.

LGWM is a programme aimed at improving and better integrating Wellington's transport networks to ensure it is able to support forecast growth. It is a joint initiative between Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, and the New Zealand Transport Agency.



Last reviewed: 02/08/2019

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