Date: Wed, 30 May 2018 15:35:45 +1200
Subject: RE: Official Information request - 2nd Request for the Crown business cases for the the Wairarapa Line and to remove rail network constraints
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From: Tony Randle [mailto:[FYI request #7954 email]]
Sent: Tuesday, 29 May 2018 3:32 p.m.
Subject: Official Information request - 2nd Request for the Crown business cases for the the Wairarapa Line and to remove rail network constraints
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-for-the-crown-business-cases-for-the-the-wairarapa-line-and-to-remove-rail-network-constraints
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-for-the-crown-business-cases-for-the-the-wairarapa-line-and-to-remove-rail-network-constraints#incoming-23331
). 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-calendar/detail/7407
) 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 ?
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