3 June 2021
[FYI request #15358 email]
Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA):
Request for Information
I refer to your email of 4 May 2021 requesting information on the state of establishing
a new or modified Wigram to Prestons bus service or any additional services from
Wigram to the City. Your request has been referred to me to reply.
The 2018 Canterbury Regional Public Transport Plan included a reference to a
Wigram to Prestons route in the Future Unit Structure section in Appendix 2
RPTP page 76). This was a proposed route only and, as noted in
the preamble to this section of the appendix, subject to change as part of the network
Since the publication of the Regional Public Transport Plan, a consortium of
consultants led by WSP were engaged to prepare the Greater Christchurch Future
Public Transport Business Case. The first phase of this business case examined the
foundations and network structure of Christchurch bus routes. The preferred
programme from this business case has developed a network plan that does not
include a Wigram to Prestons route (ht ps://www.ecan.govt.nz/data/document-
See page 114)
The business case has been endorsed by all Greater Christchurch Partners including
Environment Canterbury as the basis for public transport route planning in the short
and medium term (up to 2031).
You wil be aware that if you are not satisfied with this response you are able to refer
this matter to the Of ice of the Ombudsman under s27(3) of the LGOIMA.
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Should you require any further information or clarification, please do not hesitate to
contact Lil ian Sewell in the first instance (lil [email address]
File Number: GOVE/INQU/OMBU/2053C