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By Email  
Shed 39, 2 Fryatt Quay 
Pipitea, Wellington 6011 
PO Box 11646 
11 February 2019 
Manners Street 
Wellington 6142 
T  04 384 5708 
File Ref:  OIAP-7-9403 
F  04 385 6960  
Gavin Middleton 
[FYI request #9288 email] 
Dear Mr Middleton 
Request for information 2018-398 
I refer to your request for information dated 20 December 2018 which was received by Greater 
Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) on 20 December 2018. You have requested the following 
I request any reports, memoranda, emails, meeting notes, presentations, business cases, proposals 
or other documents relating to any projected cost savings (or reduction in costs) proposed to arise 
with the introduction of new contracts which came into effect in 2018. 

I also request any budgets, requests, reports, memoranda, emails, meeting notes, presentations, 
business cases, proposals or other documents relating to the actual cost of introducing those 
contracts - including, but not limited to, the costs of additional stakeholder/community/public 
engagement, staff time and expenses in managing implementation of the changes, consultants 
engaged to review or manage the changes or their impact, internally or externally prepared reports, 
additional communications or media management or public relations costs, making changes to 
routes or timetables following the signing of contracts, and the cost of receiving and managing 
feedback on the changes, including the handling of complaints. Where possible, please break down 
the costs by the categories identified above, and by any other logical categories.
It is necessary for GWRC to extend the time available to it to answer your request to 
11 March 2019. This decision is made pursuant to section 14 of the Local Government Official 
Information and Meetings Act 1987 (the Act) on the basis that: 
1.  your request is for a large quantity of information and meeting the original 20 working day time 
limit would unreasonably interfere with the operations of GWRC. 
2.  your request necessitates a search through a large quantity of information and meeting the 
original 20 working day time limit would unreasonably interfere with the operations of GWRC. 

3.  consultations necessary to make a decision on your request are such that a proper response to 
your request cannot be reasonably made within the original 20 working day time limit. 
You have the right, under section 27(3) of the Act, to make a complaint about this extension to the 
Yours sincerely 
Greg Pollock 
General Manager, Public Transport