Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 2

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GHD developed, submitted and secured consenting approval for a significant upgrade to the Christchurch Southern Corridor.

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) – who administers applications of major infrastructure projects – only allows for one submission, so detailed accuracy across a wide range of elements was critical for success of this project.

GHD conducted extensive assessments of environmental impacts, established cohesive collaboration with the eight sub-consultancies involved and carried out widespread consultation. Notices of requirement for designations and applications for resource consent were lodged with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in November 2012 and a hearing before a Board of Inquiry was held in July 2013. The final decision approving the project was released in November 2013.

The corridor was identified by the New Zealand Government as a Road of National Significance, critical to Canterbury’s economic growth and safe traffic flow throughout the region.

When completed, upgrades to the Christchurch Southern Motorway 2 (CSM2) & Main South Road Four-Laning (MSRFL) will form an uninterrupted link from Rolleston and the south to Christchurch’s CBD, Lyttelton Port and industrial areas.

For more information, please contact:

David Mallett
T: +64 3 378 0912
E: David.Mallett@ghd.com