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East West Link

East West Link

​The New Zealand Transport Agency's application for notices of requirement and resource consents for the East West Link proposal.

Hearing Update

Published 18/09/2017 at 12:12pm

The Hearing for the East West Link proposal has now concluded. The Board of Inquiry will now deliberate and a draft decision will be available on 14 November 2017.

Latest update - 15 September 2017

Board Minutes and Direction

Published 15/9/2017

The Board of Inquiry have issued Board Minute and Direction 40 (Update to Board's Procedure and Delegations).

The Board of Inquiry have issued Board Minute and Direction 39 (Request for Confirmation of Agreement).

Time extension and updated Inquiry Procedures

Published 5/09/2017

On 4 September 2017, the Minister for the Environment and Minister of Conservation (the Ministers) granted a one calendar month extension to the timeframe for the East West Link Proposal final decision and report. The due date for the Board of Inquiry to produce its final decision and report is now 22 December 2017. The Board remains committed to producing its decision as soon as practicable.

The Board has released Minute and Direction 37 relating to the time extension. This can be viewed at the link below, along with a copy of the Board’s time extension request to the Ministers:

In this section

About the Proposal

Find out more about the NZTA's East West Link proposal.

Notification and submissions

Read about notifications and how to make a submission

Board of inquiry procedures

The Board of Inquiry has issued their Inquiry Procedures.

About the Board

Learn about the Board of Inquiry members.

From the Board

Read correspondence from and to the Board, including Board directions, memoranda and meeting minutes.

Reports and advice

Read reports and advice provided to the Board of Inquiry on the East West Link proposal.


Read evidence from the applicant and submitters here.


Read information about the hearing, daily transcripts and proceedings here.

Previous updates

Read previous updates containing important notices relating to the East West Link Proposal.

Contact us

Contact the EPA's East West Link team for more information about the process.