Step closer for gully link roads
Two applications for Transmission Gully link roads are ready to be submitted to the Environment Protection Authority, Porirua City Council announced last week.
The council approved the applications for designation and Resource Management Act consents for the roads, which will link to the gully route at the top of James Cook Dr in Whitby and on Warspite Ave in Waitangirua, at a meeting on August 4.
The council’s applications will be lodged with the EPA later this month alongside the New Zealand Transport Agency’s Notice of Requirement and resource consent applications for the Transmission Gully project.
Mayor Nick Leggett says the council is pleased the Transmission Gully is a step closer.
‘‘ Porirua has supported and promoted Transmission Gully for many years now so it’s exciting to see us taking another step in the process.
‘‘This road is crucial – not just locally – but as a regional roading network that will provide greater route security and ease congestion for everyone in the Wellington region.’’
Once the EPA receives the applications, the Minister for the Environment will decide whether the applications will be referred to a Board of Inquiry or the Environment Court.
The public will then be given the chance to have their say and Mr Leggett encourages residents to have their voices heard by making a submission.