Request for communications on the Spatial Plan Rapid Transit lines

Tony Randle made this Official Information request to Wellington City Council

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From: Tony Randle

Dear Wellington City Council,

The WCC is currently consulting on a proposed Spacial Plan for the city. The council has stated it:
"... has statutory obligations under the new National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 (NPS-UD) in relation to how the District Plan provides for future development.
...
However, there are some aspects of the new policy which will require the Council to enable a greater level of density than had previously been signalled.
These include:
* Allowing building heights of at least 6 storeys within at least a walkable catchments of the city centre and metropolitan centres as well as existing and planned rapid transit stops." (WCC SPatial Plan Web Site)

The NPS-UD itself includes the following definitions:
"rapid transit service means any existing or planned frequent, quick, reliable and high-capacity public transport service that operates on a permanent route (road or rail) that is largely separated from other traffic
rapid transit stop means a place where people can enter or exit a rapid transit service, whether existing or planned" (UPS-UD Page 8)

I am interested in the criteria used by the WCC to assess which Wellington public transport stops are deemed to be a rapid transit stop, the assistance the WCC received in developing these criteria and how the WCC applied these criteria to determine which locations are rapid transit stops in the city.

1) Can the WCC please provide copies of the reports, presentations or working papers where the Spatial Plan definitions of "rapid transit service" and/or "rapid transit stop" were analysed or discussed ?

2) Can the WCC please provide copies of the meeting or workshop agendas, presentations, minutes or meeting notes at which the Spatial Plan definitions of "rapid transit service" and/or "rapid transit stop" were analysed or discussed ?

3) Can the WCC please provide copies of the reports, presentations or working papers where there was discussion on whether specific bus stops or any railway stations would or would not meet the Spatial Plan definitions of being a "rapid transit service" and/or "rapid transit stop" ?

4) Can the WCC please provide copies of the meeting or workshop agendas, presentations, minutes or meeting notes where there was discussion on whether specific bus stops or any railway stations would or would not meet the Spatial Plan definitions of being a "rapid transit service" and/or "rapid transit stop" ?

5) Can the WCC please provide copies of the correspondence with any central government ministry, department or agency where the Spatial Plan definitions of "rapid transit service" and/or "rapid transit stop" were analysed or discussed ?

6) Can the WCC please provide copies of the correspondence with any other local government councils or agencies where the Spatial Plan definitions of "rapid transit service" and/or "rapid transit stop" were analysed or discussed ?

7) Can the WCC please provide copies of the correspondence with any central government ministries, departments or agencies where there was discussion on whether specific bus stops or any railway stations would or would not meet the Spatial Plan definitions of being a "rapid transit service" and/or "rapid transit stop" ?

8) Can the WCC please provide copies of the correspondence with any other local government councils or agencies where there was discussion on whether specific bus stops or any railway stations would or would not meet the Spatial Plan definitions of being a "rapid transit service" and/or "rapid transit stop" ?

Yours faithfully,

Tony Randle

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Wellington City Council

Tēnā koe Tony

Thank you for your email dated 3 October 2020 requesting information on the Spatial Plan Rapid Transit lines.

Our team will manage your request under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 which requires us to respond as soon as possible, but no later than 2 November 2020.

The reference number for your request is IRO-10626.

Please contact us if you have any further questions.

Kind regards

Jessica Hall
Assurance Services Coordinator  | Wellington City Council
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