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sootprint, the impact on the com y andteemenede r comtruc t tal MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL He körero no te Kaunihera o Wairau Sounds News v foa. in New ferry precinct for Waitohi/Picton Picton has long been home to 'the ferries' and a significant development ahead will cement the town as the gateway to the South Island and hub for the Marlborough Sounds. The Watohi Picton Ferry Precinct Development is being implemented through a partnership between KiwiRail, Port Mariborough, Mariborough District Council and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. Known as the iRex (nter-land Resillence Connection) project, KiwiRail is building two new custom designed ferries and working alongside its partners to redevelop terminals in both Wellington and Waitoh/Picton. The two new, ralenabled Interislander ferries will be more efficient and support KiwRail's goal to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030 and be carbon neutral by 2050. They wil be bigger and more modem than the cumrent fleet and are expected to cater for 30 years' of freight and passenger growth. AL WaitohiPicton, the new larger ferries will require a new wharf and inkspan, rearrangement of rail yards and roading. and a new terminal building Biruti eye view of Woton, Wom Fos 184 Over the past six months, the project development team has been refining the concept design and working through the commercial arrangements required to progress the project to procurement stage. "Our design work has focused on identitying opportunities to shorten the construction timeframe, minimise whte gvesenie dsruption to the community and our customers, and reduce costs the environmental outcomes sought through the project" said Port Mariborough Chief Executive Rhys Welboum. "We are now able to move tfrom concept to developed design, before finalising oll design details ahead of construction "The revised concept includes k Programme Director Stephen OKeete said. "The design provides what KiwiRal needs to operate the new ferries, manage projected growth, and deliver a sate and rellable service, while oso considering local community. port operators and visitors, and Port Mariborough's needs. "We are excited to thare this revised concept design and we look forward to working alongside r and then consteuct and the community as we develop through to detailed design KiwiRail acknowiedge that WaitohiPicton is on the site of the Te Asiawa settlement of Te Weranga o Woitohi. "The area has changed dramatically over the years. but today Waitohi/Picton remains the main southem connection between New Zealand's North and South islands." said Mr O'Keefe. Wotahi whorfstructure and reclomotion 120 The project is tipped to improve connections between the fery precinct and State Highway One, and wil enable KiwiRail to carry more rail treight into and out of the South island "We understand the significance of the project to Mariborough and will continue to engage with iwi and the community as the project progresses. We are also committed to sustainable development practices to ensure the project delivers a balonce of social. environmental and economic benefits." he said. For further information go to: www.pistontererecinst.co.or Wotohi whortand Picton town crco 1940 Arta's imoression of the uodoed terminal building design concept eorly concept only Originol Noberth wen Woo whorfin toreground 960 Council's Harbours team - working to ensure our waterways are safe for everyone to enjoy. Contact the Harbourmaster's Office if you need advice or information about Marlborough's harbours, 03 520 7400 | HARBOURS.&MARLBOROUGH GOVT.NZ www.MARLBOROUGH.GOVT.NZ I 03 520 7400 I 15 SEYMOUR STREET, BLENHEIM, 7201 NEW ZEALAND sootprint, the impact on the com y andteemenede r comtruc t tal MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL He körero no te Kaunihera o Wairau Sounds News v foa. in New ferry precinct for Waitohi/Picton Picton has long been home to 'the ferries' and a significant development ahead will cement the town as the gateway to the South Island and hub for the Marlborough Sounds. The Watohi Picton Ferry Precinct Development is being implemented through a partnership between KiwiRail, Port Mariborough, Mariborough District Council and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. Known as the iRex (nter-land Resillence Connection) project, KiwiRail is building two new custom designed ferries and working alongside its partners to redevelop terminals in both Wellington and Waitoh/Picton. The two new, ralenabled Interislander ferries will be more efficient and support KiwRail's goal to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030 and be carbon neutral by 2050. They wil be bigger and more modem than the cumrent fleet and are expected to cater for 30 years' of freight and passenger growth. AL WaitohiPicton, the new larger ferries will require a new wharf and inkspan, rearrangement of rail yards and roading. and a new terminal building Biruti eye view of Woton, Wom Fos 184 Over the past six months, the project development team has been refining the concept design and working through the commercial arrangements required to progress the project to procurement stage. "Our design work has focused on identitying opportunities to shorten the construction timeframe, minimise whte gvesenie dsruption to the community and our customers, and reduce costs the environmental outcomes sought through the project" said Port Mariborough Chief Executive Rhys Welboum. "We are now able to move tfrom concept to developed design, before finalising oll design details ahead of construction "The revised concept includes k Programme Director Stephen OKeete said. "The design provides what KiwiRal needs to operate the new ferries, manage projected growth, and deliver a sate and rellable service, while oso considering local community. port operators and visitors, and Port Mariborough's needs. "We are excited to thare this revised concept design and we look forward to working alongside r and then consteuct and the community as we develop through to detailed design KiwiRail acknowiedge that WaitohiPicton is on the site of the Te Asiawa settlement of Te Weranga o Woitohi. "The area has changed dramatically over the years. but today Waitohi/Picton remains the main southem connection between New Zealand's North and South islands." said Mr O'Keefe. Wotahi whorfstructure and reclomotion 120 The project is tipped to improve connections between the fery precinct and State Highway One, and wil enable KiwiRail to carry more rail treight into and out of the South island "We understand the significance of the project to Mariborough and will continue to engage with iwi and the community as the project progresses. We are also committed to sustainable development practices to ensure the project delivers a balonce of social. environmental and economic benefits." he said. For further information go to: www.pistontererecinst.co.or Wotohi whortand Picton town crco 1940 Arta's imoression of the uodoed terminal building design concept eorly concept only Originol Noberth wen Woo whorfin toreground 960 Council's Harbours team - working to ensure our waterways are safe for everyone to enjoy. Contact the Harbourmaster's Office if you need advice or information about Marlborough's harbours, 03 520 7400 | HARBOURS.&MARLBOROUGH GOVT.NZ www.MARLBOROUGH.GOVT.NZ I 03 520 7400 I 15 SEYMOUR STREET, BLENHEIM, 7201 NEW ZEALAND