Major Contract

LGWM - Basin Reserve Improvements

LGWM - Basin Reserve Improvements

Let's Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) is a program 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 NZ Transport Agency.

The Basin Reserve Improvement project will aim to reduce conflicts between different travel movements and modes and to create more reliable access around the Basin. Improvements include:

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

Key Dates

2016 Project Announced
2024 Expected Construction Commencement


Jul 2016 Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, and the NZ Transport Agency commenced work 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.
May 2019 LGWM released a Recommended Program 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.
Nov 2019 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, closing in December.
Feb 2021 The New Zealand Government announced that, following a review, the program would be changed to focus on projects that can commence construction by 2024. The major projects previously announced as part of the program have been delayed. The NZ Government announced indicative timelines for their completion would be revealed in July 2021.
Estimated Total Cost
Procurement approach
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