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Regional Land Transport Plan mid-term review public consultation

The Wellington Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) 2015 sets out the direction for the region’s land transport network over the next 10 to 30 years, and a programme of transport activities proposed for funding from 2015 to 2021. We are undertaking a mid-term review of the RLTP to ensure it still meets the Wellington region’s needs for the next 3 years (2018-21).

As part of this we are updating the programme of activities.

Some activities are automatically included in the programme because they are already underway (e.g. Transmission Gully), under $5 million, or involve ongoing activities like road maintenance. The rest of the programme comprises the large improvement projects, which are prioritised by the Regional Transport Committee.

We’d like to know which of the 26 large improvement projects in the plan you feel should be our top priorities.

Your views will be collated and fed into the review process. The Regional Transport Committee will consider the review results and any changes that may be necessary.

Consultation opens on Monday 12 February and closes at 5 pm Monday 12 March 2018.


The Regional Land Transport Plan process

The programme of activities in the Regional Land Transport Plan is the region’s bid for funding from the National Land Transport Fund, which fully funds State highway projects and partly funds council transport activities.

Local councils, Greater Wellington Regional Council, the Department of Conservation (DOC) and the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) all propose activities for the regional programme. These are based on identified regional transport needs and each agency’s priorities.

The Regional Transport Committee, made up of representatives of all the region’s councils (mayors and/or councillors) and NZTA, prepares the Regional Land Transport Plan.

A mid-term review of the Regional Land Transport Plan is a statutory requirement under the Land Transport Management Act 2003.

The main role of the Committee for this review is to prioritise the large transport improvement projects: those with a total cost over $5 million that are regionally and/or inter-regionally significant. The Committee cannot add activities to the programme that have not been proposed by individual agencies.

If an activity you would like to see in this programme is not here, you can provide feedback to the relevant council as part of their Long Term Plan consultation. This will happen around February to April 2018. You can also provide feedback to NZTA on state highway projects.

The Regional Transport Committee will finalise the regional programme in June 2018, for approval by Greater Wellington Regional Council by the end of that month.

NZTA will subsequently decide whether to include the RLTP’s proposed transport activities in the National Land Transport Programme and whether to approve funding for each of the activities.


Prioritised large improvement projects

The Regional Transport Committee has ranked the following list of large improvement projects to reflect our regional priorities:

RankingActivityMore informationAgency proposing
activity
1Ngauranga to Airport / Let's Get Wellington Moving
Implementing a multi-modal transport solution through the Wellington central city; details will depend on the final option chosen.
NZTA, Wellington City and Greater Wellington Regional Councils
2Aotea Quay upgrade
Upgrade Aotea Quay to improve access to CentrePort and ferry terminals.
Wellington City Council
3New bus hubs
Development of new bus hubs and interchanges to support the changes to the Metlink bus network in Wellington city.
Greater Wellington Regional Council
4Adelaide Road improvements
Capacity and intersection improvements to manage congestion in the corridor between the Basin Reserve and the regional hospital.
Wellington City Council
5Suburban Bus Priority Phase 1
Investigation of bus priority measures across Wellington city that will support the public transport spine.
Wellington City Council
6SH1 Tawa through CBD Interim Optimisation Measures
Interim measures to partially address a significant gap in mismatched demand and capacity, and journey time reliability. The activities include optimisation of State Highway 1 between Tawa and Ngauranga, which includes minor efficiency improvements for on/off ramp merges and other activities to improve traffic flow.
NZTA
7SH2 Ngauranga to Haywards/Upper Hutt Optimisation Improvement
Optimisation of State Highway 2 between Ngauranga and Upper Hutt, which includes minor efficiency improvements for on/off ramp merges, optimisation of intersections and other activities to improve traffic flow.
NZTA
8Wellington to Hutt Valley cycleway/ walkway /Resilience project
Improving safety and connectivity for walking and cycling between Wellington and Hutt Valley. The project aims to provide dedicated walking and cycling facilities between the Petone and Ngauranga Interchanges, supported by dedicated facilities to the north and south of these interchanges. The proposed seaward side walkway/cycleway between Ngauranga and Petone will also provide increased resilience from storm surges for the Hutt railway line and State Highway 2.
NZTA
9Cross Valley Link
Investigation and design of an improved east-west connection across the Hutt Valley.
Hutt City Council
10Rail station upgrades – safety and accessibility
Improvements to shelter, access and safety at rail stations to support Regional Rail Plan developments; to improve passenger rail frequency at peak times, supporting network enhancements for which Crown funding is being sought, such as double tracking Trentham to Upper Hutt.
Greater Wellington Regional Council
11Kent and Cambridge Terraces roading improvements
To improve travel time reliability and safety, reduce congestion and provide for multi-modal travel along these Wellington city roads.
Wellington City Council
12Park and ride development
Development of park and ride facilities.
Greater Wellington Regional Council
13SH2 Masterton to Carterton safety improvements
To improve the accessibility into the commercial/industrial area in Waingawa and the urban fringes of both towns, and improve road safety. The project extends from the Carterton urban area along State Highway 2 and includes the urban fringe of Masterton to Buchanan Place. A range of upgrades are proposed, including upgrading key intersections, side barriers, and other minor safety improvements.
NZTA
14New diesel-electric multiple unit trains
To provide additional capacity, resilience, reliability and growth on the Metlink rail network, including improved services to Wairarapa, and north of Waikanae to Levin and Palmerston North.
Greater Wellington Regional Council
15Additional rail services to the Wairarapa
Delivering additional rail services to the Wairarapa.
Greater Wellington Regional Council
16Wellington Region Accelerated Resilience Project
Package of activities to improve the resilience of the state highway network, including slope stabilisation on Ngauranga Gorge and State Highway 58. Smaller scale risks may also be accelerated pending investigation, including Southern Rail Overbridge and Shell Gully Overbridge.
NZTA
17Wellington Demand Management
Enabling technology and intelligent transport systems solutions, (e.g. managed highways) to improve state highway safety and efficiency.
NZTA
18Eastern Bays Shared Path
Shared walking and cycling path around Wellington Harbour’s eastern bays, from Point Howard to Eastbourne. The project also forms a key part of the Te Aranui o Pöneke (the Great Harbour Way), a walking and cycling route around the harbour.
Hutt City Council
19The Beltway cycling facilities
Cycling facilities to the east of Lower Hutt city, running adjacent to the Hutt Valley/Wairarapa railway line. The Beltway will link into both the Hutt River Trail in the north and the Wainuiomata Hill Shared Path in the south, with connections to major public transport hubs, workplaces, the CBD and neighbourhood shopping areas.
Hutt City Council
20Addressing level of service gaps for rail facilities
Including seismic strengthening of buildings, bridges and subways; improving customer signage and information; upgrading Wellington Station’s public address systems; and improving shelters and toilets at Wellington Station.
Greater Wellington Regional Council
21Real time information about public transport
Upgrades to the current system used by Metlink to reflect improved technology and changes in customer expectations.
Greater Wellington Regional Council
22Integrated fares and ticketing
A permanent public transport solution for regions outside Auckland, including Greater Wellington. It is expected to provide a central capability that will be designed to enable each region to participate, while maintaining the local control and identity that its regional fares policy and ticketing activity requires.
Greater Wellington Regional Council
23SH2 Totara Park Road intersection walking and cycling improvements
To provide safe, connected journeys and improve traffic flow on this part of State Highway 2 in Upper Hutt. Potential solutions include an underpass.
NZTA
24East West connectors - Relief Route
Development of a new urban link between Ihakara Street and Arawhata Road in Paraparaumu.
Kapiti Coast District Council
25Bus stop and shelter improvements
More new stops and shelters; improving seating and signage; improving accessibility by adding braille and tactile surfacing improvements.
Greater Wellington Regional Council
26Northern Growth Roads
Road capacity works to serve current and future urban growth in Wellington city’s northern suburbs.
Wellington City Council


The project list is still a draft and may change as councils receive feedback over the next months on their draft Long Term Plans.

The programme contains other activities which are not part of the above list of large improvement projects. These are activities that are ongoing, underway or under $5 million. Here is the complete draft programme.


We want your views on transport priorities

You can complete the online survey or post a submission. To post a submission download the form and send to:

RLTP Mid-term Review
Freepost 3156
Greater Wellington Regional Council
P O Box 11646
Wellington 6142

Or scan and email to: info@gw.govt.nz

Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you.

Questions

If you have any questions, please see our FAQ section or email info@gw.govt.nz.

The Wellington Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) 2015 sets out the direction for the region’s land transport network over the next 10 to 30 years, and a programme of transport activities proposed for funding from 2015 to 2021. We are undertaking a mid-term review of the RLTP to ensure it still meets the Wellington region’s needs for the next 3 years (2018-21).

As part of this we are updating the programme of activities.

Some activities are automatically included in the programme because they are already underway (e.g. Transmission Gully), under $5 million, or involve ongoing activities like road maintenance. The rest of the programme comprises the large improvement projects, which are prioritised by the Regional Transport Committee.

We’d like to know which of the 26 large improvement projects in the plan you feel should be our top priorities.

Your views will be collated and fed into the review process. The Regional Transport Committee will consider the review results and any changes that may be necessary.

Consultation opens on Monday 12 February and closes at 5 pm Monday 12 March 2018.


The Regional Land Transport Plan process

The programme of activities in the Regional Land Transport Plan is the region’s bid for funding from the National Land Transport Fund, which fully funds State highway projects and partly funds council transport activities.

Local councils, Greater Wellington Regional Council, the Department of Conservation (DOC) and the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) all propose activities for the regional programme. These are based on identified regional transport needs and each agency’s priorities.

The Regional Transport Committee, made up of representatives of all the region’s councils (mayors and/or councillors) and NZTA, prepares the Regional Land Transport Plan.

A mid-term review of the Regional Land Transport Plan is a statutory requirement under the Land Transport Management Act 2003.

The main role of the Committee for this review is to prioritise the large transport improvement projects: those with a total cost over $5 million that are regionally and/or inter-regionally significant. The Committee cannot add activities to the programme that have not been proposed by individual agencies.

If an activity you would like to see in this programme is not here, you can provide feedback to the relevant council as part of their Long Term Plan consultation. This will happen around February to April 2018. You can also provide feedback to NZTA on state highway projects.

The Regional Transport Committee will finalise the regional programme in June 2018, for approval by Greater Wellington Regional Council by the end of that month.

NZTA will subsequently decide whether to include the RLTP’s proposed transport activities in the National Land Transport Programme and whether to approve funding for each of the activities.


Prioritised large improvement projects

The Regional Transport Committee has ranked the following list of large improvement projects to reflect our regional priorities:

RankingActivityMore informationAgency proposing
activity
1Ngauranga to Airport / Let's Get Wellington Moving
Implementing a multi-modal transport solution through the Wellington central city; details will depend on the final option chosen.
NZTA, Wellington City and Greater Wellington Regional Councils
2Aotea Quay upgrade
Upgrade Aotea Quay to improve access to CentrePort and ferry terminals.
Wellington City Council
3New bus hubs
Development of new bus hubs and interchanges to support the changes to the Metlink bus network in Wellington city.
Greater Wellington Regional Council
4Adelaide Road improvements
Capacity and intersection improvements to manage congestion in the corridor between the Basin Reserve and the regional hospital.
Wellington City Council
5Suburban Bus Priority Phase 1
Investigation of bus priority measures across Wellington city that will support the public transport spine.
Wellington City Council
6SH1 Tawa through CBD Interim Optimisation Measures
Interim measures to partially address a significant gap in mismatched demand and capacity, and journey time reliability. The activities include optimisation of State Highway 1 between Tawa and Ngauranga, which includes minor efficiency improvements for on/off ramp merges and other activities to improve traffic flow.
NZTA
7SH2 Ngauranga to Haywards/Upper Hutt Optimisation Improvement
Optimisation of State Highway 2 between Ngauranga and Upper Hutt, which includes minor efficiency improvements for on/off ramp merges, optimisation of intersections and other activities to improve traffic flow.
NZTA
8Wellington to Hutt Valley cycleway/ walkway /Resilience project
Improving safety and connectivity for walking and cycling between Wellington and Hutt Valley. The project aims to provide dedicated walking and cycling facilities between the Petone and Ngauranga Interchanges, supported by dedicated facilities to the north and south of these interchanges. The proposed seaward side walkway/cycleway between Ngauranga and Petone will also provide increased resilience from storm surges for the Hutt railway line and State Highway 2.
NZTA
9Cross Valley Link
Investigation and design of an improved east-west connection across the Hutt Valley.
Hutt City Council
10Rail station upgrades – safety and accessibility
Improvements to shelter, access and safety at rail stations to support Regional Rail Plan developments; to improve passenger rail frequency at peak times, supporting network enhancements for which Crown funding is being sought, such as double tracking Trentham to Upper Hutt.
Greater Wellington Regional Council
11Kent and Cambridge Terraces roading improvements
To improve travel time reliability and safety, reduce congestion and provide for multi-modal travel along these Wellington city roads.
Wellington City Council
12Park and ride development
Development of park and ride facilities.
Greater Wellington Regional Council
13SH2 Masterton to Carterton safety improvements
To improve the accessibility into the commercial/industrial area in Waingawa and the urban fringes of both towns, and improve road safety. The project extends from the Carterton urban area along State Highway 2 and includes the urban fringe of Masterton to Buchanan Place. A range of upgrades are proposed, including upgrading key intersections, side barriers, and other minor safety improvements.
NZTA
14New diesel-electric multiple unit trains
To provide additional capacity, resilience, reliability and growth on the Metlink rail network, including improved services to Wairarapa, and north of Waikanae to Levin and Palmerston North.
Greater Wellington Regional Council
15Additional rail services to the Wairarapa
Delivering additional rail services to the Wairarapa.
Greater Wellington Regional Council
16Wellington Region Accelerated Resilience Project
Package of activities to improve the resilience of the state highway network, including slope stabilisation on Ngauranga Gorge and State Highway 58. Smaller scale risks may also be accelerated pending investigation, including Southern Rail Overbridge and Shell Gully Overbridge.
NZTA
17Wellington Demand Management
Enabling technology and intelligent transport systems solutions, (e.g. managed highways) to improve state highway safety and efficiency.
NZTA
18Eastern Bays Shared Path
Shared walking and cycling path around Wellington Harbour’s eastern bays, from Point Howard to Eastbourne. The project also forms a key part of the Te Aranui o Pöneke (the Great Harbour Way), a walking and cycling route around the harbour.
Hutt City Council
19The Beltway cycling facilities
Cycling facilities to the east of Lower Hutt city, running adjacent to the Hutt Valley/Wairarapa railway line. The Beltway will link into both the Hutt River Trail in the north and the Wainuiomata Hill Shared Path in the south, with connections to major public transport hubs, workplaces, the CBD and neighbourhood shopping areas.
Hutt City Council
20Addressing level of service gaps for rail facilities
Including seismic strengthening of buildings, bridges and subways; improving customer signage and information; upgrading Wellington Station’s public address systems; and improving shelters and toilets at Wellington Station.
Greater Wellington Regional Council
21Real time information about public transport
Upgrades to the current system used by Metlink to reflect improved technology and changes in customer expectations.
Greater Wellington Regional Council
22Integrated fares and ticketing
A permanent public transport solution for regions outside Auckland, including Greater Wellington. It is expected to provide a central capability that will be designed to enable each region to participate, while maintaining the local control and identity that its regional fares policy and ticketing activity requires.
Greater Wellington Regional Council
23SH2 Totara Park Road intersection walking and cycling improvements
To provide safe, connected journeys and improve traffic flow on this part of State Highway 2 in Upper Hutt. Potential solutions include an underpass.
NZTA
24East West connectors - Relief Route
Development of a new urban link between Ihakara Street and Arawhata Road in Paraparaumu.
Kapiti Coast District Council
25Bus stop and shelter improvements
More new stops and shelters; improving seating and signage; improving accessibility by adding braille and tactile surfacing improvements.
Greater Wellington Regional Council
26Northern Growth Roads
Road capacity works to serve current and future urban growth in Wellington city’s northern suburbs.
Wellington City Council


The project list is still a draft and may change as councils receive feedback over the next months on their draft Long Term Plans.

The programme contains other activities which are not part of the above list of large improvement projects. These are activities that are ongoing, underway or under $5 million. Here is the complete draft programme.


We want your views on transport priorities

You can complete the online survey or post a submission. To post a submission download the form and send to:

RLTP Mid-term Review
Freepost 3156
Greater Wellington Regional Council
P O Box 11646
Wellington 6142

Or scan and email to: info@gw.govt.nz

Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you.

Questions

If you have any questions, please see our FAQ section or email info@gw.govt.nz.