Public meeting votes to reject Basin flyover, asks for alternative options

A public meeting of 100 people last night voted that it “completely rejects the New Zealand Transport Agency’s plan to build a Basin Reserve flyover.”

Two people voted against the resolution, which wants alternative options to be thoroughly investigated, as called for by the Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington.

The meeting, at St Joseph’s Church, which is next to the route of the planned flyover, was organised by Save the Basin campaigners.

Speakers included Kent Duston and Iona Pannett for the Save the Basin campaign, MPs Phil Twyford and Gareth Hughes, and regional councillor Paul Bruce.

News from Save the Basin – November 20
Have you had enough of the Government and its Transport Agency trying to bulldoze through their ugly, unnecessary and expensive Basin Reserve Flyover plan in the face of public opposition?

The flyover will be 6 meters above the road (eg Kent and Cambridge Terrace) and 260 meters long and 13 metres wide. There’s been a sudden announcement of a pedestrian/cycle facility which will be another 3 metres wide. A drawing released today shows it as a second, separate flyover.

Whether you’re a local resident, a cricket fan, or someone who wants to see Wellington develop as a modern, sustainable city, it’s time to get organised and fight back.

Come along to hear about the much better alternatives that the Agency and the Government are trying to ignore, the “No Flyover” campaign that is gathering momentum, and how you can get involved.

Date: Wednesday 21 November
Venue: St Joseph’s Church, Ellice Street Mt Victoria
Time: 6 – 7.30pm


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