Cost of Subsurface Rights for Auckland City Rail Link

Matthew Hooton made this Official Information request to Grant Robertson

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Grant Robertson should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Matthew Hooton

Dear Minister of Finance

This OIA request concerns City Rail Link Ltd, of which you, the Minister of Transport and Auckland Council are the shareholders, and is about the costs of securing subsurface rights for the City Rail Link it is building.

My request is to you and the Minister of Transport and is for:

1) the total cost already paid or agreed to be paid by CRLL for subsurface rights, up until 11.59pm on 28 May 2021

2) the total costs paid by CRLL for consultants and other external providers in relation to 1 above

3) CRLL's total cost estimate of further subsurface rights, beyond those covered by 1 above, to allow the completion of the project

4) CRLL's total cost estimate for consultants and other external providers in relation to 3 above

Please note I do not seek information paid to any specific party - just the total dollar figures.

I am also making this request under the LGOIMA to Auckland Council.

Thank you

Yours sincerely

Matthew Hooton

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From: Hon Grant Robertson

Kia Ora,

Thank you for contacting Hon Grant Robertson, Deputy Prime Minister, the
Minister of Finance, Minister for Infrastructure, Minister for Sport and
Recreation, Minister for Racing and MP for Wellington Central.

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From: Hon Grant Robertson

Dear Matthew Hooton

On behalf of the Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance, I acknowledge receipt of your letter of 31 May 2021 requesting:

"1) the total cost already paid or agreed to be paid by CRLL for subsurface rights, up until 11.59pm on 28 May 2021
2) the total costs paid by CRLL for consultants and other external providers in relation to 1 above
3) CRLL's total cost estimate of further subsurface rights, beyond those covered by 1 above, to allow the completion of the project
4) CRLL's total cost estimate for consultants and other external providers in relation to 3 above
Please note I do not seek information paid to any specific party - just the total dollar figures.
I am also making this request under the LGOIMA to Auckland Council."

Your request was received in this office on 31 May 2021 and will be responded to under the provisions of the Official Information Act.

Yours sincerely

Katy Greco-Ainslie
Private Secretary

Katy Greco-Ainslie | Private Secretary | Office of Hon Grant Robertson
Deputy Prime Minister | Minister of Finance | Minister for Infrastructure | Minister for Racing | Minister for Sport and Recreation
Member of Parliament for Wellington Central
Private Bag 18 888 |Parliament Buildings |Wellington 6011 www.beehive.govt.nz

The information contained in this email is privileged and confidential and intended for the addressee only. If you are not the intended recipient, you are asked to respect that confidentiality and not disclose, copy or make use of its contents. If received in error you are asked to destroy this email and contact the sender immediately. Your assistance is appreciated.

Please note information about meetings related to the Ministers' portfolios will be proactively released (this does not include personal or constituency matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list: date, time (start and finish), brief description, location, who the meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be released. The location of the meeting will be released, unless it is a private residence. The proactive release will be consistent with the provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy considerations. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you'd like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, or are concerned about the release of your information in the meeting disclosure, please contact the sender. You can read more about the proactive release policy at https://www.dia.govt.nz/Proactive-Releas...

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Letter from Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance, attached.

Katy Greco-Ainslie | Private Secretary | Office of Hon Grant Robertson
Deputy Prime Minister | Minister of Finance | Minister for Infrastructure | Minister for Racing | Minister for Sport and Recreation
Member of Parliament for Wellington Central
Private Bag 18 888 |Parliament Buildings |Wellington 6011 www.beehive.govt.nz

The information contained in this email is privileged and confidential and intended for the addressee only. If you are not the intended recipient, you are asked to respect that confidentiality and not disclose, copy or make use of its contents. If received in error you are asked to destroy this email and contact the sender immediately. Your assistance is appreciated.

Please note information about meetings related to the Ministers' portfolios will be proactively released (this does not include personal or constituency matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list: date, time (start and finish), brief description, location, who the meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be released. The location of the meeting will be released, unless it is a private residence. The proactive release will be consistent with the provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy considerations. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you'd like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, or are concerned about the release of your information in the meeting disclosure, please contact the sender. You can read more about the proactive release policy at https://www.dia.govt.nz/Proactive-Releas...

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From: M Wood (MIN)
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OIA21-095

 

Dear Matthew,

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your transferred Official
Information Act request dated the 31 May 2021.  You have requested the
following information:

 

 

We received your transferred request on 10/06/2021.  We will endeavour to
respond to your request as soon as possible and in any event no later than
08/07/2021, being 20 working days after the day your request was
received.  If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will
notify you of an extension of that timeframe.

 

Kind regards,

 

Office of Hon Michael Wood

Minister of Transport | Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety |
Deputy Leader of the House

 

Private Bag 18041 |Parliament Buildings | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand

Office phone: +64 4 817 8847 | Email: [1][email address]

 

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From: M Wood (MIN)
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Dear Matthew

 

Thank you for your email of 31 May 2021 to Hon Grant Robertson, Minister
of Finance, in which you submitted an Official Information Act 1981 (the
Act) request as below. This was transferred to Hon Michael Wood, Minister
of Transport, on 10 June 2021.

 

 

The information you have requested is believed to be more closely
connected with the functions of City Rail Link Limited. Your request is
therefore being transferred under Section 14(b)(ii) of the Act to City
Rail Link Limited for a response.

 

City Rail Link Limited will contact you in due course regarding this
request.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Freddie Holmes (he/him) | Private Secretary (Transport)

 

Office of Hon Michael Wood

Minister of Transport | Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety |
Deputy Leader of the House

Private Bag 18041 | Parliament Buildings | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand

Office Phone: +64 4 817  8731    Email: [1][email address]

 

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