16 September 2019
Tony Randle [FYI request #11006 email]
Tēnā koe e Mr Randle
I refer to your request dated 19 August 2019, pursuant to the Official Information Act 1982 (the
Act), seeking advice regarding the phasing of an additional Mount Victoria tunnel across the
Let’s Get Wel ington Moving (LGWM) indicative package. This includes advice from the
LGWM project group
Greater Wellington Regional Council
Wellington City Council
New Zealand Transport Agency
Ministry of Transport (the Ministry)
Minister of Transport, Hon Phil Twyford
Any Government Minister (including the Prime Minister)
Any other Government ministry, department or agency.
I received one paper from the Ministry of Transport that contained advice on an additional
Mount Victoria tunnel, namely:
05 April 2019 “Request for further advice on Let’s Get Wellington Moving mode priority
This paper is publicly available at: www.transport.govt.nz/land/lgwm/.
I am aware that there is another paper available on the website listed above, titled “Let’s Get
Wellington Moving – Further advise on phasing and pilot tunnel
” that contains advice on an
additional Mount Victoria tunnel. I was not sent a copy of this paper.
Apart from the paper above, I did not receive any additional advice on the phasing of an
additional Mount Victoria tunnel. I am therefore refusing your request under the following
grounds of the Act:
section 18(d) the information requested is publicly available
section 18(e) the document that contains the information requested does not exist
You have the right under section 28(3) of the Act to make a complaint to the Ombudsman at [email address].
Nāku noa, nā
Hon Julie Anne Genter Associate Minister of Transport