Direct bus service between Queenstown to Lake Hayes Estate & Shotover Country

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From: Matt B

Dear Otago Regional Council,

Numerous reports have identified a direct bus between Queenstown and Lake Hayes Estate/Shotover Country is a necessary service to help manage traffic congestion on SH6 & 6A. It has also been widely expressed by the community and it's representatives how important this service is.

http://www.scene.co.nz/queenstown-news/b...

This service was suggested to ORC when it requested feedback before bus routes were implemented and after the routes were put in place. It is simple to implement and achieves your policy statement for transport that promotes and encourages the sustainable management of Otago’s transport network through:
• Promoting the use of fuel efficient modes of transport
• Encouraging a reduction in the use of fuels which produce emissions harmful to the environment • Promoting a safer transport system
• Promoting the protection of transport infrastructure from the adverse effects of land use activities and natural hazards.

Please identify what plans are in place to get this service running, what constraints have prevented this from already being implemented and by what date ORC will get this service operational?

Yours faithfully,

Matt B

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From: James Gribble
Otago Regional Council

Dear Matt,

Thank you for your information request.

We will endeavour to have a response with you as soon as possible, but not later than 22 may 2019 unless there is a need to extend the time frame.

Should there be a need for an extension we will be in touch to advise when we expect to provide you with a response.

Kind regards

James

James Gribble
ADMINISTRATION OFFICER-LEGAL
Otago Regional Council
70 Stafford St
Private Bag 1954 Dunedin 9054
P (03) 474 0827 or 0800 474 082

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www.orc.govt.nz

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From: James Gribble
Otago Regional Council


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Dear Matt,

I refer to your information request below.

The information requested is attached

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further queries.

Kind regards,

James Gribble
ADMINISTRATION OFFICER-LEGAL
Otago Regional Council
70 Stafford St
Private Bag 1954 Dunedin 9054
P (03) 474 0827 or 0800 474 082

[email address].
www.orc.govt.nz

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From: Matt B

Dear James Gribble,

https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/queenstown...

With regards to the above article, please advise the following:
- Has an assessment been done on the operational efficiency of an express service to destinations beyond the Frankton Hub? (ie. only stopping at it's final destination or key nodes). If not, please advise why an assessment on user efficiency has not been done.
- Frankton Road to Frankton Hub is already well serviced by the current bus system. If there are sufficient passengers to fill buses between LHE/SC and Queenstown what operational reason is there to not operate this as an express service?
- Please advise what is preventing a direct service from being implemented now rather than "in the coming months".
- Please provide the report that has informed the decision to review the direct bus service rather transferring buses at the hub.

With regards to the ORC policy statement, please advise what ORC is doing to achieve the following:
"protection of transport infrastructure from the adverse effects of land use activities and natural hazards"

Yours sincerely,

Matt B

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