East West Link

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

Latest update - 17 April 2018

Corrections to minor errors in the East West Link Final Report and Decision

Following the release of the Final Report and Decision, the Board of Inquiry has received two requests for corrections to minor errors under section 149RA of the Resource Management Act 1991. The Board has accepted the requested amendments and has issued Board Minute and Direction No. 42 relating to those amendments.

View requested changes and Board Minute and Direction No. 42

2 March 2018

Notice for Case management conference for appeal

In order to assist parties involved in the appeal with their obligations under the Resource Management Act 1991 to serve copies of certain documents on parties to the Proposal, a copy of the ‘Notice of Date of Case Management Conference for Appeal’ is provided below.

Notice of date of case management conference for Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand appeal (pdf, 581 KB)

The High Court will make the final decision as to whether the proposal will go ahead. If you need any documents or other information relating to the appeal, please get in touch with the High Court, Auckland Registry.

19 February 2018 update

Appeals lodged with the High Court on the East West Link Decision

A number of parties have lodged appeals with the High Court in Auckland on the Board of Inquiry decision to confirm two Notices of Requirement and to grant twenty four resource consents which were sought by the New Zealand Transport Agency relating to the East West Link Proposal (“the Proposal”) under the Resource Management Act 1991.

In order to assist parties with their obligations to serve relevant persons with notices of appeal, copies of the notices of appeal are provided below. Please note that if new notices of appeal are lodged, they will be published here:

Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Notice of Appeal (pdf, 401 KB)

Mercury NZ Limited Notice of Appeal (pdf, 1.76 MB)

Jackson Electrical Industries Limited Notice of Appeal (pdf, 1 MB)

Ngāti Whātua Orākei Whaia Maia Limited Notice of Appeal (pdf, 1.19 MB)

The Onehunga Enhancement Society Incorporated Notice of Appeal (pdf, 1.08 MB)

We would like to note that it is a decision of the High Court as to whether the Proposal will go ahead. The EPA is not able to comment on the Proposal or the appeal any further. The EPA is not a party to this appeal. Therefore, any request for documents or information relating to the appeal should be directed to the High Court, Auckland Registry.

To contact the High Court:
Phone: 09 916 9600
Email: AucklandHC@justice.govt.nz

No hearing date has been set. We will publish a hearing date here once it is available.

 

About the proposal

NZTA's application for the East West Link Proposal was made on 16 December 2016. It is for two notices of requirement and 23 resource consents (the matters).

Final Report and Decision

The Board of Inquiry for the East West Link proposal publicly released its Final Report and Decision on 23 January 2018.

About the Board

Minister for the Environment, Hon Dr Nick Smith, and Minister of Conservation, Hon Maggie Barry, appointed the Board of Inquiry for the East West Link proposal.

Contact us

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

Notifications and submissions

The EPA publicly notified the East West Link proposal on Wednesday, 22 February 2017. Submissions closed at 5pm on Wednesday 22 March 2017.

Board of Inquiry procedures

The Board of Inquiry has issued its Inquiry Procedures.

Board minutes and directions

Minutes and directions of the East West Link Proposal Board of Inquiry. Please check this page regularly for further correspondence from the Board.

Correspondence to the Board

Read correspondence sent to the East West Link Board of Inquiry. Please check this page regularly for further correspondence to the Board.

Update on Submitters wanting to be heard

Snapshot of the current situation of submitters that wanted to be heard.

Evidence

Here is the evidence provided by the applicant and submitters in relation to the East West Link proposal.

Hearing

The Hearing for the East West Link proposal commenced on 27 June 2017 at the Ellerslie Events Centre in Auckland.

Daily transcripts and proceedings

Read daily transcripts, records of the hearing proceedings, and links to any exhibits, representations, and material presented at the hearing.

Draft Report and Decision

The Board of Inquiry for the East West Link proposal released its Draft Report and Decision (dated 8 November 2017) on 14 November 2017.

Reports and advice

Read reports and advice, and joint witness statements resulting from expert conferencing.