2019 Candidate information requests to GWRC
GWRC will publish information requested by candidates in the lead up to the election on 12 October 2019. This enables GWRC’s information to be available to all candidates on an equal basis.
Queries should be referred to email@example.com.
|Date of request||Information requested||Date of response||Response|
|25 July 2019||Do current platform lengths constrict the length of trains on the electrified commuter services? Or would it be possible to expand such services without significant network disruption?
Secondly, would running unpowered rolling-stock behind regular carriages pose an unacceptable load on their acceleration/deceleration?
|19 August 2019
|14 August 2019||How many drivers were needed before the introduction of the new network? How many are needed now?||21 August 2019
|21 August 2019||Wallace Street Pipeline Works - Diversion onto Wright Street (November 2019 to mid-2020)||21 August 2019||Wallace St closure|
|26 August 2019||May I request that copies of the GWRC's contracts with bus service providers, with commercially-sensitive information redacted, of course.||26 August 2019||Bus Contracts|
|26 August 2019||Is there a timetable of meetings for new councillors after the 12 October?||27 August 2019||Timetable of future meetings|
|28 August 2019||The other night a number of us attended a crowded public meeting about the HCC application for an extension of their consent regarding the Wainuiomata cleanfill. A number of issues were raised which relate to GWRC’s responsibility.
Can you please respond to the following questions:
|30 August 2019||Initial response
WGN190237 officers report
Officers Report 
RE Hutt City Council - proposed cleanfill Wainuiomata
FP comments on WGN190237
|30 August 2019||Election signage in Tawa||30 August 2019||Response|
|2 September 2019||Can you please advise me where the hoarding sites are in the Wairarapa or on State Highway 2 Upper Hutt North?||2 September 2019||Hoardings|
|2 September 2019||Could you please let me know what is the penalty - in monetary terms - to contracted companies (such as NZ Bus/ TranzUrban) for delayed or absent bus services?|
|2 September 2019||Could you please let me know how much money has been spent on the Real Time Information (RTI) system so far - from conception till date?
I'd appreciate it if you could please let me know the total amounts paid:
(1) to independent contractors, as well as to consulting organisations for providing services related to the RTI system;
(2) for supply and installation of the RTI display stands at bus stops;
(3) for software licensing, development and maintenance for the RTI system; and
(4) on account of any other head of expenditure related to the RTI system.
|29 August 2019||We understand that GWRC have been monitoring the Wainuiomata cleanfill site- HCC is on public record as saying this is the case, and that the site has passed the required tests. Our questions therefore are:
||2 September 2019||Wainuiomata cleanfill site
Discharge air permit 
Discharge to water permit 
|4 September 2019||I do have two questions for further information.
Can you check whether the FP team was made aware that material not qualifying for a cleanfill has been dumped, and it seems is still being dumped there. Does this change in any way their decision that the application for the expansion of the site into the flood zone?
Secondly, I would like more information about this question and answer:
What submissions have GWRC made to that application?
I am quite concerned that breaches of the cleanfill requirements have been observed by GWRC staff. You say you did not know of the large piles of plastic on the site – which seems to signal further breaches. I would like to know what have been the more recent dialogues/ conversations between GW and HCC staff concerning the most recent consent application.
|9 September 2019||Response|
|6 September 2019||Double Tracking railway line||6 September 2019||Railway tracks|
|13 September 2019||I was out at Wainuiomata yesterday.
I took these three photos from the roadside.
Obviously there are some very new earthworks underway.
The green grass-seed spray was newly applied. The diggers were still operating, as you can see.
First: There seems to be quite a lot of timber on top of the top flat area, plus bits of wood sticking out of the newly created slope. The signage, plus the MfE guidelines you have highlighted, clearly state that demolition timber (which this seems to be) is unacceptable.
As you know, the whole current consent process is sitting on consents approved by GWRC on the understanding that this is a cleanfill – and there seems to be growing evidence questioning whether or not it is meeting the cleanfill requirements.
Second: The bund which has been created at the bottom of the slope, and newly sown – what is the purpose of this? Is it to stop run-off? It looks brand-new – does this mean there has been no bund slowing runoff to the river up until now?
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