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50 Victoria Street 
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Wellington 6141 
New Zealand 
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28 September 2021 
Bevan Woodward  
[FYI request #16586 email] 
REF: OIA-8738 
Dear Bevan 
Request made under the Official Information Act 1982 
Thank you for your email of 31 August 2021 requesting the following information under the Official 
Information Act 1982 (the Act): 
With regards to Ōtaki to north of Levin highway, please advise/provide: 
1) whether this project has received any funding from the NLTF?  If so, please provide 
details of the approval decisions (amount, date, by whom, nature of expenditure). 
2) a copy of any assessments on giving effect to the GPS on Land Transport 
3) a copy of the CIPA (Climate Implications of Policy Assessment) as required since 
December 2019 by Cabinet Office Circular. 
I can confirm that the Ōtaki to North of Levin highway project was funded through the National Land 
Transport Fund Prior to January 2020, when it was announced that would be funded through the NZ 
Upgrade Programme. Funding for investigation of this was included in the (SH1) Wellington Northern 
Corridor – RoNS endorsement and funding for investigation, design and property purchase decision 
made by the Waka Kotahi Board in 2009. Further information is publicly available at:
The assessments for this corridor, which include multiple assessments against the Government Policy 
Statement on Land transport are available online at:
corridor/otaki-to-north-of-levin/o2nl-proposed-new-highway/technical-reports/. As the information is 
publicly available, I am refusing this part of your request under section 18(d) of the Act. 
I understand that the CIPA report is in scope of one of your separate requests that has been 
transferred to Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. You will be advised on the decision regarding the 
release of this assessment in our response to that request.  

Under section 28 of the Act, you have the right to ask the Ombudsman to review my decision to refuse 
part of this request. The contact details for the Ombudsman can be located at 
If you would like to discuss this reply, please contact [email address] 
Yours sincerely 
Josh Driscoll 
Principal Advisor Ministerial Services