Ngauranga to Wellington Airport
Ngauranga to Wellington Airport Corridor Plan was adopted formally by the Regional Transport Committee in October 2008, and is now part of the Regional Land Transport Programme.
The plan aims to make it easier for you to travel around this part of the region, whether you're taking public transport, driving, walking or cycling.
As well as improvements for day to day travelling, the plan caters for the future transport needs of Wellington's growing population. About 30,000 more people are expected to be living here by 2026.
The plan was developed by Transit NZ (now the NZ Transport Agency), Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington. It is a culmination of about three years of studies, technical investigations and consultation.
Wellington's transport system is nearing capacity. Traffic volume is increasing annually, so future transport solutions must be consider what's possible, practical and appropriate to meet people's needs.
Wellington's hills, tunnels and road network mean that there are no easy solutions, so avoiding major congestion and delays will involve a mix of improvements including:
- more public transport
- more efficient use of existing roads
- some new roading initiatives
- changes making it easier for people to walk and cycle.
A Strategy Study Report, published in late 2007, considered requirements.
The report outlned possible initiatives that could be in place in the next 30 years, such as:
- improving the bus system
- investing in light rail
- building additional tunnels at The Terrace and Mt Victoria
- improving access at the Basin Reserve
- widening Adelaide Road
Three public consultations were held, the first in May 2006, the second from December 2007 - February 2008 and the latest from June - July 2008.
Below are a range of reports prepared at various stages of the Ngauranga to Wellington Airport Corridor study and the creation of the final plan.