Have your say - Manawatū Gorge alternative route
Next week we will announce the consultancy firm who has been awarded the tender to develop a detailed business case about options for the Manawatū Gorge alternative route.
One of the first actions we require of the successful consultant is to work with us and develop a plan to ensure there is effective public engagement on choosing an option. This will be done in accordance with the NZ Transport Agency’s Public Engagement Guidelines.
A final option for an alternative route will go to the Transport Agency Board in December. Due to this short timeframe we will initially consult with you on a long list of options. Your feedback will help our assessment process. Once we have refined that list, we will return to you with a short list of options for your consideration.
We will work through timeframes as part of our planning process and will come back to you with more details in the next couple of weeks.