Workshop to assess short list options
Key stakeholders from local government, industry and iwi attended a workshop in Palmerston North this week as part of the assessment of the four short listed options.
The workshop brought together a wide range of views on perceived benefits and/or challenges of the various options.
The workshop followed the public submission period for the Manawatū Gorge alternative short listed options which ended last week. The public feedback and workshop outcomes will feed into a multi-criteria assessment of the four short listed options. The criteria include transport performance, cost and constructability, culture and heritage, landscape and visual, social impacts and natural environment.
We will confirm a preferred approach for the Manawatū Gorge alternative route by mid-December.
You can find more information about the project on our website at www.nzta.govt.nz/manawatu-gorge.