Wellington Scoop

Transmission Gully court case pushed back two or three years

transmission gully october 2021

Report from RNZ
A court battle between the builder and engineer of the much-delayed Transmission Gully motorway project north of Wellington is unlikely to get underway for years.

The project has blown through previous deadlines and is hundreds of millions of dollars more expensive than initially budgeted.

The 27-kilometre motorway was due to open last month but Covid-19 disruption and supply chain issues means there is now no completion date.

Builders CPB Contractors are seeking $75 million from engineers AECOM New Zealand alleging that design changes and errors left it out of pocket.

Court documents state that the large number of lengthy civil and criminal trials and disruption from Covid-19 mean any trial cannot start until July 2023.

However, counsel availability could see it pushed out to 2024.

1 comment:

  1. Harold Rodd, 25. October 2021, 11:52

    My favourite quote about the completion date was in the DomPost on September 20th and said that “completion on the scheduled date of September 27th is now unlikely.” How right this was!