Courtney Hart and Tom Hopkins provide a quick look at progress on the many different aspects currently being investigated for the Transport & Infrastructure Workstream.
Angus & Associates has finalised their Te Anau Downs to Cascade Creek cycle trail economic and social impact assessment and Boffa Miskell’s environmental values assessment field work is now also completed.
Stantec Ltd have completed the energy assessment assumptions for future energy demand and their analysis of energy sources is underway. The team have been working on what the masterplan is likely to need energy wise and balancing it up with what energy can be generated.
Boffa Miskell’s final landscape values assessment is close to completion, this will give us guidance regarding what (if any) new structures could be appropriately accommodated and if so, how can we make them subtle?
Southern Land Ltd have completed the field work for the walking and cycling experiences feasibility assessment. Their assessment of the existing recreation values and feasibility assessment are due to be completed by February.
WSP’s engineering feasibility assessment information gathering and review stage is underway with a familiarisation trip for natural hazard risk assessment and geotechnical engineering completed.
The information gathering and review stage of the transport system assessment and design is underway. Beca Ltd have been engaged with the aim of getting them into Milford Sound at peak time around Christmas to get a good understanding of peak traffic flows.
The transport technology request for proposal is out to market at the moment and we hope to have an appointment prior to Christmas.