Major Contract

Melling Transport Improvements

Melling Transport Improvements

Announced as part of the New Zealand Upgrade Wellington package, the Melling Interchange project will make several improvements to the Melling Link Bridge intersection with State Highway Two on the northern bank of the Hutt River. The Melling Interchange project is part of the broader RiverLink programme which focuses on transport improvements, urban development and flood protection. 

The project will include:

  • A new overbridge and river bridge connecting Queens Drive
  • new Melling Bridge
  • relocation of Melling Railway Station, and
  • new park and ride

The relocated train station will align with the active transport bridge delivered as part of the RiverLink programme. 

Key Dates

Jan 2020 Project Announcement
Dec 2022 Expected Contract Award
2023 Expected Construction Commencement
2027 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

NZ Government


Procuring Agency: Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency


Jan 2020 The project was announced as part of the New Zealand Upgrade - Wellington Package
Jun 2021 Following a re-evaluation of the New Zealand Upgrade Program, the project cost increased from NZ$258 million to NZ$420 million. Key procurement and construction timelines were also delayed by a year. The project will now be completed by 2027 instead of 2026.
Estimated Total Cost
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
New Zealand |