DCC Starting The Project

The Tunnels Trail project has been designated as a major project by the Dunedin City Council, connecting Wingatui to Kaikorai Valley Rd.

The budget for the project, which incorporates the decommissioned Chain Hills rail tunnel, has been given $11.9 million.

"The tunnels trail project will shortly be going out to tender for designers and business case writers.

This is to formalise the design and costings so the stages can be linked.

A project brief had been completed by the DCC transport team and was awaiting approval from council executives before proceeding to the "initiation phase.

The initiation phase is where the business case, project baseline plan and project management plan are formalised alongside cost reports, the concept design and delivery strategy."