Plans for the Basin Reserve flyover in Wellington have been
axed by an independent Board of Inquiry.
Commissioners have declined resource consent for the New
Zealand Transport Agency's $90 million Basin Bridge project.
The Basin Bridge proposal was for the construction, operation
and maintenance of a two-lane, one-way, bridge for State
Highway 1 westbound traffic on the north side of the Basin
A total of 215 submissions were received, and evidence was
heard from 69 witnesses and representations by a further 74
The Board took four months to hear all the submissions and
The NZTA and other parties now have 20 days to make comments
on minor or technical aspects of the report.
The Board will provide its final decision to the
Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) by 30 August 2014.
The proposal for the Basin Bridge was lodged with the EPA in
June last year.
It involved the Basin Bridge, a new Northern gateway building
within the Basin Reserve, an elevated shared pedestrian and
cycleway on the north side of the Basin Bridge, a building
under the bridge on Bogarts Corner, landscaping and planting,
including an extension to the National War memorial Park and
a clearway on Vivian Street, and upgrades to several