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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Transport: GWRC's draft plan

The GWRC's draft plan
Today I met with Paul Swain, Upper Hutt's representative on the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC). We discussed a number of transport issues in the region, including upgrading SH58, double-tracking of the railway line from Trentham to Upper Hutt, Upper Hutt and Silverstream railway station upgrades, integrated ticketing and bus services from Stokes Valley to Queensgate. Most of these issues will be raised by GWRC's Draft Wellington Regional Public Transport Plan.

Paul explained the various options with each of these issues and the process from here with the GWRC's plan. Submissions on the plan are open until 10 May, I encourage everyone interested in the region's transport needs to make a submission.

Paul is hosting a public meeting on the Draft Transport Plan on Wednesday, 23 April in the Upper Hutt City Library at 7pm.