Thank you for all your help in 2018!
It’s been an exciting and busy year for the project team, with a number of key milestones achieved. The project remains firmly on track for our ‘opening date’ of 2024. A big thank you to the local community and all our other stakeholders who have talked and walked with us over the past twelve months. A quick look at what kept us busy this year:
March 2018: The NZ Transport Agency Board approves the preferred option for the new road (Option 3 out of the four shortlisted).
April: Work begins to prepare resource consent documentation (including Notice of Requirement – NoR - which seeks to designate what land is required for the transport corridor).
May – October: Extensive engagement with key stakeholders to develop preliminary design.
July – August: Public information sessions to present project plans, maps and animated flythrough video.
September: Work begins to identify consortia to design and construct the road.
November: NoR is lodged with local councils. A further round of public information sessions is held in Feilding, Palmerston North, Woodville, Ashhurst, Dannevirke and Pahīatua.
13 December: NoR submissions close.