Greater Wellington Regional Council is readying its 10 Year Plan for adoption – committing to significant investment in its regional infrastructure.
Greater Wellington Chair, Chris Laidlaw, says the Council have made a commitment to transform our transport network, complete major flood protection projects, ensure our region’s water supply is resilient to major events and committed to working in partnership with our community to improve freshwater quality. All of these investments were strongly endorsed during consultation with the public.
He says they’ve allocated $33 million to improve the Capital Connection between Manawatu and Wellington and the rail fleet operating between the Wairarapa and Wellington, and over the next decade.
In addition, almost $20 million is earmarked to be spent on flood plain work on the Otaki and Waikanae Rivers in Kapiti.
Greater Wellington Regional Council will adopt its 10 Year Plan at its next Council meeting on 26 June.