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Palmerston North Regional Economic Hub


Tender Closed
RFx ID : 20665766
Tender Name : Palmerston North Regional Economic Hub
Reference # : 2019/0006
Open Date : Thursday, 31 January 2019 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Thursday, 28 February 2019 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 81101500 - Civil engineering
  • 81102200 - Transportation engineering
  • 81102500 - Permitting services
  • 95100000 - Land parcels
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Karen Whittaker
+64 27 203 9930
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Agency Address :

The RFP is issued by KiwiRail through its Strategic Land Use team for the purpose of procuring services to undertake the preparation of a:
• Transport Hub Master Plan (THMP) (incl. a rail enabled CT facility),
• site/options analysis and preferred site selection for a future hub site
• designation under s168 of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) to enable the potential purchase of land for a new site in or near Palmerston North.

KiwiRail’s Palmerston North Freight Yard, which was initially established in 1964 on the city outskirts, is now surrounded by urban development. While remaining on this site is an option, an initial internal review suggests this site will not allow for expansion to accommodate predicted national freight growth, and does not align with Palmerston North City Council’s (PNCC) strategic rezoning plans or vision, for the city.

KiwiRail’s freight transport services need to be fully aligned with broader regional development plans. Freight distribution services will be more resilient if a synergistic, multi-modal solution is considered in conjunction with the regional transport strategies mentioned above. The key objective is to provide central New Zealand with a long term, dependable intermodal freight distribution solution.

Refer to the RFP for further details

Awarded Status

No Winner Contract Awarded to Stantec New Zealand