Aurecon is making New Zealand’s transport network safer as part of the landmark Let’s Get Wellington Moving programme.
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 NZD6.4 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.
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 project. Our work will include identifying preferred options for unblocking the Basin Reserve and Mount Victoria tunnel.
A second consortium will develop a business case looking into options for mass rapid transit.
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 on strategic highway improvements is expected to be completed in early 2021.