|RFx ID :||22057911|
|Tender Name :||Shotover River Bridge (Arthurs Point) Duplication Business Case Services|
|Reference # :||C-19-115|
|Open Date :||Friday, 6 December 2019 2:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Close Date :||Thursday, 23 January 2020 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Tender Type :||Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Exemption Reason :||None|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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Queenstown Lakes District is the fastest growing district in New Zealand, with a land area totalling 8,467km2. Demand on services is heavily impacted by the district’s tourism industry; at capacity, there is one local resident per 34 international visitors. The Wakatipu Basin is undergoing significant growth, with 3.2% annual growth in average day population forecast for the period 2018-20282 (compared with the national annual resident growth of 1.6%3). Geographical and capacity constraints on the road network as well as a lack of transport choices are leading to an increase in congestion. A programme of masterplans and business cases are in development to plan key transport and integrated land-use interventions. The route between Arrow Junction and Queenstown via the Edith Cavell Bridge is the only alternative land-based access to Queenstown to the congested and constrained State Highway 6A. It therefore provides an important resilience function as well as a travel alternative to the congestion in Frankton.
Improvement of the Shotover River crossing in Arthurs Point was identified as an activity in the recommended programme for the New Zealand Transport Agency endorsed Queenstown Integrated Transport Programme Business Case (2017). Considering the existing problems combined with the growth, the scale and timing of solutions need to be considered immediately. With the nearing completion of several large business cases for the Wakatipu Basin, this project is a key gap in the network which should be understood to compliment other interventions.
A Single Stage Business Case needs to be developed to explore options and staging for the river crossing, so that interventions can be included in the 2021-2024 funding cycle.