Wellington Young Professionals Networking Panel

Aurecon Wellington Offices - October 26, 2017 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Wellington Young Professionals Networking Panel

Join us for the next Wellington Young Professionals Networking and Panel Event on Thursday, 26th October 2017 from 5:30-7:30pm. The event will take place at the Aurecon Wellington Offices (located at 42-52 Willis Street, inside the Spark Building...you must enter from the Willis Street entrance, where staff will keycard you into the elevators).

This event will highlight Alliancing in Practice and look at the Alliancing procurement model from the perspective of the Client, Consultant and Contractor for the Mackays to Peka Peka (M2PP) Expressway Project. We will hear from the following confirmed speakers:

  • Craig Pitchford of NZTA (client)
  • Andrew Goldie of Fletcher Consortium (contractor)
  • Rob Haskell of Beca (consultant)
  • and another senior consultant perspective TBC

This free event will have light nibbles and drinks and allow time before and after the panel for networking. Any staff employed by an ACENZ Member Firm is welcome to come, and please circulate this to your colleagues if you feel they do not receive ACENZ emails.

While it may be a "YP" event, we welcome the "young at heart" to join us as well.

We  hope to see you there, so please RSVP so that appropriate catering can be arranged.


M2PP Summary:

The Mackays to Peka Peka (M2PP) section of the Wellington Northern Corridor is one section of the Wellington Northern corridor which consists of 110km road corridor from Wellington Airport to Levin. The $630 million project delivers 18km of four-lane expressway through Paraparaumu and Waikanae, including a new bridge over the Waikanae River. The new route improves safety, reduces congestion and provides more reliable journey times into and through the Kapiti Coast.

The M2PP Project Alliance was formed with Fletcher, Beca, Higgins joining with NZTA to manage critically important relationships with Kapiti Coast District Council and the Kapiti Community, in the wake of the decision to adopt the Western Link route.

NZTA made the decision to form a project alliance prior to concept design and prior to RMA public consultation in an effort to resolve the potentially difficult stakeholder relationships that were emerging from the central Government decision to replace the long awaited Western Ring route with an expressway with potentially only one interchange over the 18km span.

This event will present commentary from key individuals who worked on the project and which represent the client, consultant, and contractor perspectives which made up part of the alliance. They will discuss the approach to the project, the decision to use an alliance model and their experiences of delivering a major project as an alliance.

  • October 26, 2017 at 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Aurecon Wellington Offices
    42-52 Willis St
    Wellington 6011
    New Zealand
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  • Holly Morchat Stanko


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