No Basin appeal is right decision, says Mayor

4 September 2015

The decision by the New Zealand Transport Agency not to appeal the Basin Flyover High Court decision has been welcomed by Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown as an opportunity to explore better transport options at the Basin.

“In not appealing, NZTA have made the right decision and we will work with them, the Greater Wellington Regional Council and Wellingtonians to create a long term solution including better public transport, urban cycleways, walking and heritage,” says Mayor Wade-Brown.

“There are a number of opportunities to smooth the flow of traffic and make some time savings.

“Based on the success of the Pukeahu National War Memorial underpass, trenching could be an attractive solution,” she says.