LGWM - Mass Transit - City to Newtown
Preferred bidder announced
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.
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.
The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.
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.
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:
Construction projects: > AUD$300m
Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m
All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million
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.
Requests for Tender (RFTs) for professional services for business case development and contracts for the planning stage, including engineering, design and planning work were released on 14 November 2019 and closed on 23 December 2019. Contracts are to be awarded in early-2020.
In March 2020, the contract for the business case development on the mass rapid transit project was awarded to an international team, supported by GHD and Jacobs.
Business case work has commenced and is expected to be completed in early-2021.
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: 31/03/2020