2nd Request for the Crown business cases for the the Wairarapa Line and to remove rail network constraints

Tony Randle made this Official Information request to KiwiRail

The request was partially successful.

From: Tony Randle

Dear KiwiRail,

In November 2017, I requested the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) provide a copy of the Two Crown business cases that were prepared jointly by GWRC and KiwiRail and submitted to the Ministry of Transport. (Refer: https://fyi.org.nz/request/6865-request-...).

The GWRC transferred this request to Kiwirail on 5th December 2017. The Kiwirail substantive response to the request for business case information was provided on 23rd January 2018 (Refer: https://fyi.org.nz/request/6865-request-...). KiwiRail refused to provide most of the requested business case information stating the following:

"KiwiRail has decided that the business cases to which your request relates
are to be withheld pursuant to s9(2)(f)(iv). These documents have been
tendered to Government officials as part of a wider transport sector
process ahead of the 2018/19 Crown funding round.

These documents are confidential and to release them at this point in time
would be likely to stifle the ability for Ministers, Officials and
agencies to consider the advice and to make funding decisions.

The information requested in questions 2-4 of your request is part of the
advice in these business cases and accordingly this information is also
withheld under s9(2)(f)(iv)."

I understand the 2018/19 Crown funding round is now complete and so the following information is requested.

Background: At the Greater Wellington General Managers' report to the Sustainable Transport Committee meeting 31 October 2017 (http://www.gw.govt.nz/committee-meetings...) included the following statement:

"4.1.3 Crown Business Cases
Two Crown business cases are being prepared jointly with KiwiRail for submission to Ministry of Transport on 1 November. The first covers KiwiRail network track infrastructure deferred renewals, which predominantly affect the Wairarapa Line. The second business case is to remove network constraints to enable increased capacity (more frequent and longer trains) to operate principally on the Hutt and Kapiti lines. "

1) Can I please have a copy of the Two Crown business cases submitted to the Ministry of Transport ?

Assuming each of these business cases includes a Benefit Cost analysis:

2) Can I please have a copy of the Benefit Cost Ratio Calculation used to support each Crown business case ?

3) Can I please have a copy of the detailed benefits calculation used to support each Crown business case ?

4) Can I please have a copy of the detailed cost calculation used to support each Crown business case ?

Yours faithfully,

Tony Randle

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From: Tony Randle

Dear KiwiRail,

On May 29th I sent Kiwirail an OIA request. Can Kiwirail please acknowledge the receipt of this information request ?

Yours faithfully,

Tony Randle

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Hi Tony

 

Please refer to the attached acknowledgement email.

 

 

Regards

Laura

 

 

Laura Henderson | Communications Co-ordinator

0800 808 400

[1]www.kiwirail.co.nz

 

Backbone of integrated transport networks

 

 

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Good morning Tony Randle,

 

Please find attached our response to your OIA request OIA2018.20
Wellington Metro business cases.

 

Kind regards

 

Helen

 

Helen Pickering  | Senior External Relations

Ph: +64-4-498 3218 (internal extn 43218)/ M: +64 27 615 0654

Level 4, Wellington Railway Station, Bunny Street, Wellington 6011 | PO
Box 593, Wellington 6140, New Zealand [

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Dear Tony Randle, please find attached the two business cases as
requested.  Please note, the documents are coming in three emails as they
are too large to send together.

 

 

 

 

Kind Regards

 

OCU team

 

Level 4, Wellington Railway Station, Bunny Street, Wellington 6011 | PO
Box 593, Wellington 6140, New Zealand [

Backbone of integrated transport networks Please consider the environment
before printing

 

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Email 2

 

Kind regards

 

OCU Team

 

 

Level 4, Wellington Railway Station, Bunny Street, Wellington 6011 | PO
Box 593, Wellington 6140, New Zealand [

Backbone of integrated transport networks Please consider the environment
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Email 3

 

 

Kind regards

 

OCU Team

 

 

Level 4, Wellington Railway Station, Bunny Street, Wellington 6011 | PO
Box 593, Wellington 6140, New Zealand [

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