'Let's Get Wellington' transport plan under scrutiny

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 4 Mar 2021, 11:42AM
Photo / NZ Herald
Photo / NZ Herald

'Let's Get Wellington' transport plan under scrutiny

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 4 Mar 2021, 11:42AM

An assurance Wellingtonians will start seeing action, now its transport plan is under the microscope.

An improvement plan has been introduced following a scathing review of the $6.4 billion Let's Get Wellington Moving.

It includes an independent chair being appointed to the board, three new leadership positions, and a commitment to getting spades in the ground this year.

Wellington Mayor Andy Foster told Mike Hosking it's a start, after countless issues were uncovered.

He says they included large numbers of positions filled with temporary contractors.

The Minister of Transport wants some parts of Let's Get Wellington Moving shovel-ready by the end of the year.

It follows the minister Michael Wood meeting with the project's leadership yesterday to get a plan ready for what's needed going forward.

They agreed to shake up the governance of the project and a focus on walking, cycling and bus improvements over the next three years.

Michael Wood says it's now time to move forward with the delivery of these projects.

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