Controversial plans to build a flyover next to the Basin Reserve in Wellington have been killed off by a board of inquiry.
In a stunning move today, four commissioners declined resource consent for the New Zealand Transport Agency’s proposed $90 million project.
It means the agency’s plans to build a 265-metre elevated highway 20 metres north of the historic cricket ground are now all but dead in the water.
Affected parties have 20 days to comment on the board’s draft decision before it is finalised on August 30.
That’s hugely disappointing. We need four lanes from the airport to Levin and if even one section is only two laned, then the entire network will move at the speed of the slowest car.
I only hope NZTA can do a revised proposal that can gain consent. The status quo is not acceptable.