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Queenstown Transport Business Case

Redesigning Queenstown’s transport system to facilitate economic growth and environmental protection

  • 60%

    Public Transport & Active Modes by 2048

  • 15%

    Emissions Reduction

  • Queenstown, New Zealand

    Queenstown, New Zealand

Matching funding to vision for Queenstown

Queenstown has experienced rapid population and tourism growth resulting in competing demands for land use. To facilitate growth and prepare for the return of tourists to Queenstown, and to maintain its reputation as a world-class destination and enhance its place quality, improvements to the transport system are critical.

We developed the Queenstown Transport Business Case to identify a suite of multi-modal interventions and funding pathways for a 30-year programme to transform the transport system with a high-capacity public transport network at its core. Inertia could cost New Zealand $1 billion in potential lost revenue.

Our primary focus is to move people out of cars so that by 2048, 60% of people are using public transport, cycling, or walking on state highway 6A during the evening peak, and road transport emissions in the district reduce by 15%. We want to increase people trip capacity by more than 100% and save travel time by 30% for people taking public transport between Frankton and Queenstown.

People will continue to enjoy the town centre—we want to make it easy to get to and build the environment to complement the natural environment. Ideally there’ll be increased commercial activity without major impacts on the environment or residents’ employment.

At a Glance

Offices
Client
  • Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Partners
  • WSP
  • Abley
  • Jasmax

Future-proofing Queenstown’s transport network

The Queenstown Business Cases are the result of a multi-client and stakeholder effort to link movement and place improving livability and ease for all modes to navigate around and across the town.

Meet Our Team

Alan Kerr, Market Leader, Urban Mobility

I offer a broader outlook on transportation solutions, going beyond the client’s structural requirements.

Doug Weir, Principal Transport Planner & Practice Leader, Public Transport

My work changes people’s lives for the better by improving access to the things they do and shaping the places they live in.
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Phil Peet, Market Sector Leader—Transport Advisory Planning

I look for solutions that solve transport problems while also balancing social, environmental, cultural, and economic considerations.
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Darren Davis, Practice Lead—Transport and Land Use Integration

I have dedicated my life to building better places.
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Sarah Connolly, Team Leader, Transportation, Dunedin / Senior Principal, Transportation Planner

I’m keen to be part of a fundamental change in how engineers and planners “do” infrastructure.
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Melanie Muirson, Senior Principal Transportation Engineer/Practice Leader—Road Safety

I’m passionate about road safety and by contributing towards reducing road trauma I can help get our communities home safely, every day.
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Matt Soper, Principal, Transportation Planner/Practice Leader Business Cases

The business case process means we can provide assurance that the right thing is being done, for the right reasons, and at the right price.
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Alan Kerr

Market Leader, Urban Mobility

Doug Weir

Principal Transport Planner & Practice Leader, Public Transport

Phil Peet

Market Sector Leader—Transport Advisory Planning

Darren Davis

Practice Lead—Transport and Land Use Integration

Sarah Connolly

Team Leader, Transportation, Dunedin / Senior Principal, Transportation Planner

Melanie Muirson

Senior Principal Transportation Engineer/Practice Leader—Road Safety

Matt Soper

Principal, Transportation Planner/Practice Leader Business Cases

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