Request for advice on when to build the 2nd Mt Victoria Tunnel in Wellington

Tony Randle made this Official Information request to Phil Twyford

Currently waiting for a response from Phil Twyford, they must respond promptly and normally no later than (details and exceptions).

From: Tony Randle

Dear Phil Twyford,

I am interested in the Lets Get Wellington Moving programme of transport improvements for Wellington City.

I note a key element of the Let’s Get Wellington Moving indicative package the Minister announced on the 16th of May 2019 (https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/gree...) has been the proposal to build an extra tunnel beside the current Mount Victoria tunnel. I also note there is some debate on when the extra Mount Victoria Tunnel should be phased across the 20 year implementation period of the Let’s Get Wellington Moving indicative package.

1) Can I please have a copy of any and all advice the Minister received between December 2018 and May 2019 from the Lets Get Wellington Moving programme on when the extra Mount Victoria Tunnel should be phased across the 20 year implementation period of the Let’s Get Wellington Moving indicative package ?

2) Can I please have a copy of any and all advice the Minister received between December 2018 and May 2019 from the Greater Wellington Regional Council on when the extra Mount Victoria Tunnel should be phased across the Let’s Get Wellington Moving indicative package ?

3) Can I please have a copy of any and all advice the Minister received between December 2018 and May 2019 from the Wellington City Council on when the extra Mount Victoria Tunnel should be phased across the Let’s Get Wellington Moving indicative package ?

4) Can I please have a copy of any and all advice the Minister received between December 2018 and May 2019 from the New Zealand Transport Agency on when the extra Mount Victoria Tunnel should be phased across the Let’s Get Wellington Moving indicative package ?

5) Can I please have a copy of any and all advice the Minister received between December 2018 and May 2019 from the Ministry of Transport on when the extra Mount Victoria Tunnel should be phased across the Let’s Get Wellington Moving indicative package ?

6) Can I please have a copy of any and all advice the Minister received between December 2018 and May 2019 from the Associate Minister of Transport on when the extra Mount Victoria Tunnel should be phased across the Let’s Get Wellington Moving indicative package ?

7) Can I please have a copy of any and all advice the Minister received between December 2018 and May 2019 from any other Minister (including the Prime Minister) on when the extra Mount Victoria Tunnel should be phased across the Let’s Get Wellington Moving indicative package ?

8) Can I please have a copy of any and all advice the Minister received between December 2018 and May 2019 from any other government ministry, department or agency on when the extra Mount Victoria Tunnel should be phased across the Let’s Get Wellington Moving indicative package ?

Yours faithfully,

Tony Randle

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From: Hon Phil Twyford

Dear Tony,

Thank you for your email of 14 August in which you submitted an Official Information Act request as follows:

“1) Can I please have a copy of any and all advice the Minister received between December 2018 and May 2019 from the Lets Get Wellington Moving programme on when the extra Mount Victoria Tunnel should be phased across the 20 year implementation period of the Let’s Get Wellington Moving indicative package ?

2) Can I please have a copy of any and all advice the Minister received between December 2018 and May 2019 from the Greater Wellington Regional Council on when the extra Mount Victoria Tunnel should be phased across the Let’s Get Wellington Moving indicative package ?

3) Can I please have a copy of any and all advice the Minister received between December 2018 and May 2019 from the Wellington City Council on when the extra Mount Victoria Tunnel should be phased across the Let’s Get Wellington Moving indicative package ?

4) Can I please have a copy of any and all advice the Minister received between December 2018 and May 2019 from the New Zealand Transport Agency on when the extra Mount Victoria Tunnel should be phased across the Let’s Get Wellington Moving indicative package ?

5) Can I please have a copy of any and all advice the Minister received between December 2018 and May 2019 from the Ministry of Transport on when the extra Mount Victoria Tunnel should be phased across the Let’s Get Wellington Moving indicative package ?

6) Can I please have a copy of any and all advice the Minister received between December 2018 and May 2019 from the Associate Minister of Transport on when the extra Mount Victoria Tunnel should be phased across the Let’s Get Wellington Moving indicative package ?

7) Can I please have a copy of any and all advice the Minister received between December 2018 and May 2019 from any other Minister (including the Prime Minister) on when the extra Mount Victoria Tunnel should be phased across the Let’s Get Wellington Moving indicative package ?

8) Can I please have a copy of any and all advice the Minister received between December 2018 and May 2019 from any other government ministry, department or agency on when the extra Mount Victoria Tunnel should be phased across the Let’s Get Wellington Moving indicative package ?”

Minister Twyford is considering your request in accordance with the Act, and will respond in due course.

Kind regards

Office of Hon Phil Twyford
Minister of Transport | Minister of Urban Development
Minister of Economic Development
Private Bag 18041 | Parliament Buildings | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand
Office Phone: +64 4 817 8704 Email: [email address]

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