Walbran Transport Analysis


Following are some of our key projects.


Road Economics Projects

Land Transport New Zealand Evaluation Reviews

Land Transport New Zealand reviews a selected sample of the economic evaluations submitted to it in support of subsidy applications for capital expenditure projects.  Warwick Walbran Consulting Limited undertakes these reviews on behalf of Land Transport New Zealand.  This work is regarded as being significant for other Road Controlling Authority clients as it gives them confidence that we are very familiar with Land Transport New Zealand requirements and viewed by them as being very competent practitioners.

Outcome – Land Transport New Zealand has an understanding of the standard of all evaluations and increased confidence in the answers obtained for the reviewed evaluations

Warwick has a thorough understanding of our requirements, we are pleased with the work he has done for us.
– Murray Riley, Land Transport New Zealand.

Taihape – Napier Road (full project details)

The Taihape-Napier Road runs between Taihape township and State Highway 50 at Omahu.  The route is 133.35 km long, 37.3 km of which is unsealed.  The route bisects the largest area of the North Island not served by a State Highway.  Upgrading, sealing and declaration as a State Highway would result in substantial diversion of existing traffic flows from the alternative State Highway routes (Manawatu Gorge and/or Napier Taupo Road). more »

Warwick applies logic from a strategic viewpoint to both challenge and promote arguments supported by sound technical and practical experience.
– David Fraser – Hastings District Council


TDM Rail and Sea Freight Projects

Wellington Commuter Rail (full project details)

Wellington is unique among New Zealand’s major cities in that it exhibits the demographic and topographic features that are generally regarded as critical to the successful operation of commuter rail (or other capital intensive, linear rapid transit system).  These are population concentrated along the linear routes and a centralised trip attractor. more »

Warwick’s innovative approach, communication skills, and understanding of government procedures were key to obtaining funding approval
– Tony Brennand, ex Greater Wellington

Coromandal Quarry Aggregate Barging (full project details)

H G Leach & Company Ltd is a privately owned quarrying and contracting company, based at Paeroa in the Thames Valley.  The company sells quarry aggregate into the Auckland market.  The aggregate is transported from Kopu in the Coromandel to Henderson in Auckland by road in truck and trailer units. more »

We would have no hesitation in recommending Warwick Walbran Consulting Limited to prospective clients.
– Eric Souchon, Managing Director, H G Leach and Company Limited.

Central Log Rail (full project details)

This proposal was for a project that met the Government’s, Transfund’s and the Regional Councils’ aims for the land transport system by removing a significant quantity of freight traffic from two key State highways. more »

Warwick’s background, experience, and client contacts ensured that the required material was supplied at the right places to get a favorable response.
– Peter Berg, Director, Pentarch Forest Products Limited.

Northland Woodchip Transport (full project details)

CHH Pulp & Paper operate a kraft pulpmill at Kawerau, which manufactures a range of kraft pulp products.  Key raw material for fibre cement pulp is sawmill chip with long fibres, which are more prevalent in chip sourced from Northland.  A key component of CHH’s growth strategy for their kraft pulp business is to secure the fibre required and to implement a logistics solution that ensures the investment delivers a return over the long term. more »

This project is technically complex involving multiple parties.  Warwick has developed a solution acceptable to all parties.
– Bill McMaster, Environment Waikato.


Public Transport Projects

Paekakariki to Pukerua Bay Dual Tracking (full project details)

The North Island Main Trunk line between Paraparaumu and Wellington is dual tracked except for the section between Pukerua Bay and Paekakariki.  While this single tracked section is not a major constraint on commuter rail operations at present it will become so in the foreseeable future. more »

Real Time Passenger Information Tenders

The Waikato Regional Council (Environment Waikato) made a decision to implement Real Time Passenger Information on their subsidised bus services.  They engaged Warwick Walbran Consulting Limited to assist with the preparation of tender documents and as a member of the three-person tender evaluation team.

Public Transport Services Tenders

The Waikato Regional Council (Environment Waikato) engaged Warwick Walbran Consulting Limited to review draft tender documents for Passenger Transport (bus) Services and as member of the tender evaluation team for these contracts.  The role included advising Environment Waikato on improvements to process for future tender rounds.


Other Projects

Other projects undertaken since establishment include:

  • Training Staff in Project Evaluations, Land Transport New Zealand
  • Wanganui Hunterville Road Study, Rangitikei District Council
  • Post Construction Audits, Land Transport New Zealand
  • Te Rapa Freight Transport Study, Hamilton, Environment Waikato
  • Mana Esplanade Operational Issues, Land Transport New Zealand
  • Rail Base Case, Wellington, Greater Wellington
  • Project Assessments and Drafting Board Papers, Land Transport New Zealand
  • Coromandel Freight Transport, Environment Waikato
  • Performance Indicators for Road Corridors and Networks, Transit New Zealand
  • Rail Infrastructure Upgrades, Greater Wellington
  • Johnsonville Railway Line Service Frequency Increase, Greater Wellington
  • Peer Review of Bus Funding Submission, Environment Waikato
  • Peer Review of Cost Estimate – Central Transport Corridor, Auckland City Council
  • Public Transport Tenders, Environment Waikato
  • Traffic Engineering Professional Services, Wellington City Council
  • Rail Dual Tracking, Greater Wellington
  • Real Time Passenger Information, Hamilton, Environment Waikato
  • Bus Priority Measures, Greater Wellington
  • Wellington Freight Movements Study, Greater Wellington
  • Real Time Passenger Information, Environment Waikato
  • Review of Major Projects, Transit New Zealand
  • Secondment to Transfund
  • Various Commissions
    A number of smaller tasks including stormwater investigation, flood recovery work, drafting a Transit Board submission on RLTS monitoring reports and preparing professional services tender documents.