Yesterday the five Wellington Region Chambers of Commerce welcomed the summary report on the 'Let's Get Welly Moving' options, which show Option D is the most favoured option and that an overwhelming majority of 65 per cent (1044 of 1604 submitters) want a solution that sorts out the Basin.
John Milford, Chief Executive of Wellington Chamber of Commerce says "It's great news that the Let's Get Welly Moving consultation saw a significant number of submissions from the public,".
A survey by the five Wellington Region Chambers of Commerce conclusively backs up the Let’s Get Welly Moving report.
“There can now be no doubt what the majority of people in the region want – and that’s a fix at the Basin.
Milford says “We undertook extensive research with our own members, which saw 642 give us direct feedback from members across Wairarapa, Kapiti, Porirua, Hutt Valley and Wellington.
"The survey revealed that 96.86 percent – more than 600 respondents – agree that Wellington’s transport system needs further development and investment.
More than half (54 per cent) of businesses that participated favoured Scenario D, while 90 per cent supported a solution that includes resolving the issues at the Basin Reserve and introducing grade separation.