Step closer for gully link roads

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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.

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