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Cancelled, declined: board of inquiry rejects Basin flyover by majority of 3 to 1

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News release from EPA
The independent Board of Inquiry delegated to decide on the Basin Bridge Proposal has, by a majority decision (3 to 1), cancelled the Transport Agency’s Notice of Requirement and declined its resource consent applications for the construction, operation and maintenance of a flyover on State Highway 1 in Wellington City between Paterson Street and Buckle Street/Taranaki Street. Read more »

Rejection of flyover “the only logical decision, based on evidence”

by Joanna Newman
The Save the Basin Campaign congratulates the Basin Bridge Board of Inquiry for declining approvals for the proposed Basin Reserve flyover. Read more »

Labour MPs say flyover decision “victory for sustainable transport”

News release from NZ Labour Party
The rejection of the proposed Basin Reserve flyover by a Board of Inquiry is a victory for sustainable transport in Wellington and paves the way for other alternatives to be given a fair hearing, Wellington Labour MPs Grant Robertson and Annette King say. Read more »

Rejection of Basin flyover “a victory for commonsense,” say Greens

News release from Greens
The Green Party welcomed the Environmental Protection Authority’s draft decision announced today not to allow the $90 million Basin Reserve flyover in Wellington to proceed. Read more »

Cyclists welcome flyover decision: “time for fresh thinking on transport issues”

News release from Cycle Aware
Cycle Aware Wellington has congratulated the Basin Bridge Board of Inquiry for declining resource consent for the NZTA’s proposed Basin Reserve flyover. Read more »

City Council will seek publically acceptable solution, says deputy mayor

News release from WCC
The Wellington City Council is analysing today’s decision to decline the proposed Basin Reserve flyover. Read more »

Flyover decision a “disappointing setback;” Fran Wilde wants alternative

Media release from GWRC
The draft decision declining resource consent for the construction of the Basin Bridge is a disappointing setback for the Wellington region and work now needs to begin on finding an alternative solution to keep Wellington moving, says Fran Wilde, Chair of the Regional Council and the Regional Transport Committee. Read more »

Nick Leggett devastated by “backward” rejection of flyover

Media release from Porirua City Council
The decision not to proceed with the Basin Reserve flyover is devastating for the Wellington region and is a classic example of why “some form of local government amalgamation needs to happen,” says Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett. Read more »

Flyover decision surprised and disappointed John Milford

News release from WECofC
The Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce is surprised and disappointed by the draft decision of the board of inquiry to decline resource consents for the Basin Reserve flyover. Read more »

Flyover decision the only sensible choice, says walking group

Press Release – Living Streets
The Board of Inquiry on the Basin Bridge flyover has made the only sensible choice for a project with no pedestrian benefits despite its position adjacent to three of the largest secondary schools in Wellington and one of the most walkable parts of the city. Read more »

At-grade solution ready to be developed for the Basin roundabout

News release from Richard Reid/Citymakers
Our practice is very pleased with the Board of Inquiry’s decision to decline NZTA’s Basin Bridge Project. We are equally pleased that the Board has accepted the evidence we submitted against NZTA’s project on behalf of the Mt Victoria Residents Association and ourselves. Read more »

Yes or no? Basin flyover (draft) decision for release today

Wellington.Scoop
The draft decision on the Basin Bridge flyover proposal is to be released today, five days later than scheduled. Read more »

There’s a better solution than a flyover, says Civic Trust

Media statement from Wellington Civic Trust
The Civic Trust thinks that a farsighted, long term, multi-modal transportation solution is needed between The Terrace and the airport. Read more »

Rimutaka Hill road reopens after overnight snowfall

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MetService photo

Wellington.Scoop
The Rimutaka Hill Road was closed by snow this morning. It reopened soon after midday. The Desert Road also reopened after an overnight snowfall. Read more »

Wellington brothers launch world’s first real-time mobile loyalty solution

Press Release – Collect
The world’s first real-time mobile loyalty solution evolves out of Wellington ingenuity. Designed for SME retailers and hospitality venues, it is set to change the in-store and online retail experience. Read more »

Student activist group to meet at VUW Hub

Press Release – Reclaim Vic
Newly formed student activist group Reclaim Vic are to host their first public speaker event this Wednesday at 2pm. Read more »

Judges to taste over 1,150 wines for annual awards competition

Press Release – SweeneyVesty
With a record number of wines entered in the New World Wine Awards this year, the independent panel of 13 wine experts will spend three days in Wellington in early August, compared to two in previous years, judging every wine using the same internationally recognised system as other leading wine competitions. Read more »

Hutt scholarships for engineering students

Press Release – Weltec
The Hutt City Council joins engineering companies to provide scholarships for students to study diplomas and degrees in engineering. Read more »

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