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Request for the Benefit and Cost Calculations used to support the Hamilton to Auckland Start‐Up Passenger Rail Service Single Stage Business Case

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From: Tony Randle

Dear Waikato Regional Council,

I note the release of the Hamilton to Auckland Start‐Up Passenger Rail Service Single Stage Business Case to be decided at tomorrows Waikato Regional Council (WRC) meeting (https://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/assets...).

I am interested in how the costs, benefits and cost benefit ratios used in this business case were calculated. I am also interested in how the travel times, patronage and funding estimates were calculated.

1) Can I please have a copy of the assumed Hamilton to Britomart Auckland travel times for Long List Option 3 "Connecting bus - limited stops peak" and Option 4 "Connecting bus - all stops peak" listed in "Figure 9-2: Long list screen against investment objectives" on page 108 of the above WRC Agenda ?

2) Can I please have a copy of the assumed Hamilton to Britomart Auckland travel times for the shortlisted Options "Option 10 – Connecting train – higher frequency peak with facilities"; "Option 12 - Connecting train – higher frequency all day with facilities"; and "Option 16 - Through train higher frequency all day with facilities" listed in "Table 9-3: Shortlisted Options " on page 110 of the above WRC Agenda ?

3) Can I please have a copy of the detailed calculations for the Capital Cost totals for each option in "Table 9-4 Shortlisted Options Economic Assessment" on page 112 of the above WRC Agenda ?

4) Can I please have a copy of the detailed calculations for the Operating Cost totals for each option in "Table 9-4 Shortlisted Options Economic Assessment" on page 112 of the above WRC Agenda ?

5) Can I please have a copy of the detailed calculations for the Revenue totals for each option in "Table 9-4 Shortlisted Options Economic Assessment" on page 112 of the above WRC Agenda ?

6) Can I please have a copy of the detailed calculations for the Transport Benefits totals for each option in "Table 9-4 Shortlisted Options Economic Assessment" on page 112 of the above WRC Agenda ?

7) Can I please have a copy of the detailed calculations for the Cost totals for Private Car and Train in "Table 10-11: Train vs private car journey cost comparison" on page 122 of the above WRC Agenda ?

8) Can I please have a copy of the detailed calculations for the Projected Annual Patronage totals in " Figure 10-4: Projected annual patronage volumes (five-year start-up period)" on page 123 of the above WRC Agenda ?

9) Can I please have a copy of the detailed calculations for the Capital Cost totals for in "Table 10-12: Capital Cost Components" on page 124 of the above WRC Agenda ?

10) Can I please have a copy of the detailed calculations for the Operating Cost totals for in "Table 10-13: Operating Cost Components" on page 125 of the above WRC Agenda ?

11) Can I please have a copy of the detailed calculations for the Revenue totals for in "Table 10-14: Indicative Fare Revenue" on page 126 of the above WRC Agenda ?

12) Can I please have a copy of the detailed calculations for the Public Transport User Benefit totals for in "Table 10-15: Public Transport User Benefit Components" on page 127 of the above WRC Agenda ?

13) Can I please have a copy of the detailed calculations for the Non-user Benefits totals for in "Table 10-16: Non-User Benefit Components" on page 126 of the above WRC Agenda ?

14) Can I please have a copy of the detailed calculations used for the amounts for the four scenarios in "Table 10-18: 30-Year Present Value Benefits, Costs and BCR Outputs" on page 130 of the above WRC Agenda ?

15) Can I please have a copy of the detailed calculations used for the funding amounts in "Table 11-1: Funding Case" on page 134 of the above WRC Agenda ?

I expect this information to be held in electronic form and, if so, I would prefer it was provided in its complete and original electronic format.

Yours faithfully,

Tony Randle

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From: Sarah McLeay

Kia ora Tony

 

Thank you for your request described above.  Council will respond as soon
as possible, but in any case, no later than 19 Dec 2018.

 

Please contact me should you have any queries.

 

Nāku, nā

 

Sarah McLeay  Statutory Processes Advisor | Democracy, Community and
Services
[1]WAIKATO REGIONAL COUNCIL | Te Kaunihera ā Rohe o Waikato
[2]Take a look at the work we do
P: [3]+6478592784 
F: [4]facebook.com/waikatoregion
Private Bag 3038, Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton, 3240, New Zealand

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From: Sarah McLeay

Kia ora Tony

 

Thank you for your request described above.  This request has been granted
subject to Council’s rights and obligations to withhold certain
information on the basis of commercial sensitivity.

 

Council expects to be in a position to provide a response by the end of
January 2018.

 

Please contact me, should you have any queries.

Sarah McLeay  Statutory Processes Advisor | Democracy, Community and
Services
[1]WAIKATO REGIONAL COUNCIL | Te Kaunihera ā Rohe o Waikato
[2]Take a look at the work we do
P: [3]+6478592784 
F: [4]facebook.com/waikatoregion
Private Bag 3038, Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton, 3240, New Zealand

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From: Tony Randle

Dear Sarah McLeay,

Thank you for the update.

I would remind the WRC that:
"I expect this information to be held in electronic form and, if so, I would prefer it was provided in its complete and original electronic format."

This includes providing any information held in spreadsheet form in the complete and original spreadsheet format file(s) (and including any linked spreadsheets). Please come back to me if you require advice on how to provide the requested information in this format.

Yours sincerely,

Tony Randle

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From: Sarah McLeay

Kia ora Tony

 

Council is now in the final stages of response completion and approval and
expects to have a response to you by mid next week.

 

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by the extra time
required.

 

Please contact me should you have any queries.

 

Nāku, nā

 

Sarah McLeay  Statutory Processes Advisor | Democracy, Community and
Services
[1]WAIKATO REGIONAL COUNCIL | Te Kaunihera ā Rohe o Waikato
[2]Take a look at the work we do
P: [3]+6478592784 
F: [4]facebook.com/waikatoregion
Private Bag 3038, Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton, 3240, New Zealand

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From: Sarah McLeay


Attachment REQ141978 T Randle response letter.docx.pdf
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Sarah McLeay  Statutory Processes Advisor | Democracy, Community and
Services
[1]WAIKATO REGIONAL COUNCIL | Te Kaunihera ā Rohe o Waikato
[2]Take a look at the work we do
P: [3]+6478592784 
F: [4]facebook.com/waikatoregion
Private Bag 3038, Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton, 3240, New Zealand

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From: Tony Randle

Dear Sarah McLeay,

Thank you for the letter of response. This reply included the following statement:
"Please follow the link below to information requested.
https://waikatorc-my.sharepoint.com/:x:/...

However, on attempting to use this link I was requested to enter a userid and so cannot access any information.

Can you please provide the information that your letter of response states you are providing, preferably as an attached ZIP package to the FYI web site ?

Yours sincerely,

Tony Randle

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From: Sarah McLeay


Attachment REQ141978 T Randle Hamilton to Auckland start up.xlsx
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Thanks Tony

Please see if you can access the attachment. :-)

Sarah McLeay  Statutory Processes Advisor | Democracy, Community and
Services
[1]WAIKATO REGIONAL COUNCIL | Te Kaunihera ā Rohe o Waikato
[2]Take a look at the work we do
P: [3]+6478592784 
F: [4]facebook.com/waikatoregion
Private Bag 3038, Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton, 3240, New Zealand

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From: Sarah McLeay

Kia ora Tony

 

Thank you for discussing your additional needs with our technical expert
last week.  Council is in the process of collating the information
required and anticipates having it out to you by 15 March 2019.

 

Please contact me, should you have any queries.

 

Nāku, nā

 

Sarah McLeay  Statutory Processes Advisor | Democracy, Community and
Services
[1]WAIKATO REGIONAL COUNCIL | Te Kaunihera ā Rohe o Waikato
[2]Take a look at the work we do
P: [3]+6478592784 
F: [4]facebook.com/waikatoregion
Private Bag 3038, Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton, 3240, New Zealand

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Tony Randle left an annotation ()

I want to note that the WRC has been supportive of this information request with discussion and agreement to do some further work to try to provide more of the requested information.

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Attachment REQ141978 response T Randle Hamilton Auckland start up March 2019.docx.pdf
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Attachment Information Request H2A pass rail data for Mr.Tony Randle values only.xlsx
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Attachment Information Request H2A pass rail economic model for Mr.Tony Randle.xlsx
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Sarah McLeay  Statutory Processes Advisor | Democracy, Community and
Services
[1]WAIKATO REGIONAL COUNCIL | Te Kaunihera ā Rohe o Waikato
[2]Take a look at the work we do
P: [3]+6478592784 
F: [4]facebook.com/waikatoregion
Private Bag 3038, Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton, 3240, New Zealand

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