Shed 39, 2 Fryatt Quay
Pipitea, Wellington 6011
PO Box 11646
2 August 2019
T 04 384 5708
File Ref: OIAP-7-11909
F 04 385 6960
[FYI request #10685 email]
Dear Mr Mellor
Request for information 2019-233
I refer to your request for information dated 6 July 2019, which was received by Greater Wellington
Regional Council (GWRC) on 6 July 2019. You have requested the following information:
“Given the information contained in https://www.metlink.org.nz/assets/Uploads/Metlink-
Monthly-performance-report-May-21.pdf and elsewhere, please supply all information that
supports the statements on p6 [incorrectly given as p4 in my original request] of
a) the Wellington bus service is not suboptimal and
b) overall punctuality and reliability have reached levels on a par with the previous
I apologise that you were not sent a response to the above questions, which were included in your
original 1 July 2019 request, within the required timeframe set out in the Local Government Official
Information and Meetings Act 1987 (the Act). While received, your request was not entered into
our information request database.
I understand that the second part of your orginal 1 July 2019 request (OIA 2019-246) for
“All information relevant to the statement reported at https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominionpost/
for-wellington-network-problems that This council [GWRC] has expressed what its
view is on bus priority to the roading authority [WCC] for every such expression made in the
years 2014-2019, including full details of what was in each expression and WCC's
has been extended under section 14(1)(a) of the Act and you can expect a reply by 26 August 2019.
We suggest that you send a copy of any request for information directly to
[email address] to ensure that your requests are logged and GWRC fulfils its
obligations under the Act.
GWRC’s response follows:
Information to support our discussion with Select Committee on these matters was derived from
network performance information publicly available on the Metlink website page
https://www.metlink.org.nz/on-our-way/performance-of-our-network/, and from network
performance reports provided to the Sustainable Transport Committee over recent months.
Performance reports and minutes of Sustainable Transport Committee meetings are available on the
GWRC website page http://www.gw.govt.nz/committee-meetings-calendar/.
If you have any concerns with the decision(s) referred to in this letter, you have the right to request
an investigation and review by the Ombudsman under section 27(3) of the Act.
Mike, if you want to discuss this further I’m happy to discuss by phone.
General Manager, Public Transport
RESPONSE TO OIA 2019-233 MIKE MELLOR
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