Let’s Get Wellington Moving, New Zealand


Let’s Get Wellington Moving Programme, New Zealand

Designing a safer New Zealand transport network

Wellington is one of the world’s most liveable cities and one of New Zealand’s most popular tourist destinations. Over the next 30 years, another 50 to 80 thousand more people will call the city home. 

Wellington’s transport system is approaching capacity, and without major changes, it will start to undermine the liveability and culture that is the city’s great strength. 

Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency are partnering on a NZD 6.4 billion programme to transform Wellington’s transport network. Let’s Get Wellington Moving is about supporting growth in New Zealand’s capital, and making it safer and easier for everyone to get around.  

Let’s Get Wellington Moving will focus on the area from Ngauranga Gorge to the Airport, encompassing the Wellington Urban Motorway and connections to Wellington Hospital and core suburbs. It will include options for mass rapid transit, major roading improvements and better walking and cycling connections.

Unlocking Wellington’s potential

Aurecon has been appointed together with Stantec, WSP and Boffa Miskell Limited to develop the business case for the strategic highway improvements that will form a key part of the programme. Our work will include identifying preferred options for unlocking the Basin Reserve and Mount Victoria tunnel.

We are working in a team with a second consortium looking into options for mass rapid transit to develop a combined indicative business case.

Wellington’s unique geography, compact city, and small number of transport corridors means transport challenges are complex to solve. Aurecon’s focus will be on identifying transport options that are accessible for everyone, and make the most of what the city has to offer.

The indicative business case work is expected to be completed in early 2022.

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