Light rail cost over runs

Andrew Riddell made this Official Information request to Associate Minister of Transport

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From: Andrew Riddell

Dear Associate Minister of Transport,

In answering a question from Phil Twyford yesterday you made the claim that the overseas experience is that light rail projects can have significant cost overruns.

Please provide the reports, advice or other information from the Minstry of Trasnport or other public officials you are relying on in making that assertion.

I am a New Zealand citizen, resident in the country (and still waiting for ten double laned bridges).

Kia ora,

Andrew Riddell

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From: C Foss

On behalf of Hon Craig Foss, thank you for your e-mail.


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From: Matthew Kenning

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Hi Andrew,

On behalf of Hon Craig Foss I am responding to your email of 4 November 2016. Please find attached a letter informing you that we are transferring your Official Information Act request to Hon Simon Bridges under section 14(b) of the Act.



Matthew Kenning | Ministerial Advisor | Office of Hon Craig Foss
Tel + 64 4 817 8237 | Cell + 64 21 243 0986

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From: Alex Taylor

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Dear Andrew,

Please find attached your OIA acknowledgement.

Kind regards,

Alex Taylor
Private Secretary | Office of Hon Simon Bridges

Minister of Energy and Resources | Minister of Transport | Deputy Leader of the House
Associate Minister for Climate Change Issues | Associate Minister of Justice | Member of Parliament for Tauranga
DDI: +64 4 817 6835 | Fax: +64 4 817 6535
Private Bag 18041, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

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From: Zara Awatere

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Good Morning


Please find a response attached from the office of Hon Simon Bridges
regarding your Official Information Act request.


Kind regards


Zara Awatere|  Administration Private Secretary – Transport

Office of Hon Simon Bridges  |  Minister of Transport

Beehive, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New Zealand


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