Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Auckland City Getting On With Rapid Transit

NEWS RELEASE

28 June 2001

Auckland City Getting On With Rapid Transit

After getting a clear message from Aucklanders that it should “just get on with it”, Auckland City Council has approved spending $3.5 million on progressing plans for rapid transit in the financial year that starts on 1 July.

The budget includes the Council’s contribution to the Auckland regional rail project as well as planning and consultation for a Central Rapid Transit Corridor between Queen Street and Newmarket.

It also includes the Council’s contribution to the costs of Auckland Regional Transport Network Limited, the company jointly established by councils to own and manage the region’s rail assets.

Chairwoman of the Council’s Transport and Roading Committee, Councillor Catherine Harland, says the clear message from submissions to the Council’s draft Annual Plan is that now is time for action.

“People are also emphatic that we do it properly and don’t take shortcuts.”

She says this year’s budget for the rail project reflects the importance of thorough planning for an investment that would shape Auckland’s future. “Rapid transit is the tool that will enable Auckland to manage its future growth in a sustainable way.

MORE

Page Two

“We’re talking about an investment for the next 50 years and we must get it right.”

More than 1600 Aucklanders used the Annual Plan submission process to have a say on transport. Of these, 1300 (more than 80%) supported the rapid transport initiatives included in the draft Annual Plan.

In addition to the budget allocated to planning for rapid transport, Auckland City Council has allocated $6 million for improvements to public transport. These include bus priority measures, real time bus information, park and ride, station upgrades, new bus stops and cycleways.

The Council has allocated over $40 million to roading improvements in the 2001-2002 financial year.

ENDS

For more information, please contact:

- Councillor Catherine Harland, tel: 636 8464


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods (is the dollar up or down?) the outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country... More>>

ALSO:

.

 
 

Submissions Summary: The People's Commission On Public Media

This Summary is a preliminary report from the People’s Commission. It brings together views and aspirations of the hundreds of people who made submissions, attended public meetings, filled out the online survey and made speeches to our Panel. More>>

Housing Plans: Protest Over Ihumatao Development

Ihumatao in Mangere, next to the airport in Auckland, holds the archaeological remains of 1000 years of food production; from when Maori first landed in the area, through to early European settler agriculture and right up until today. More>>

ALSO:

Negotiations: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word.. More>>

ALSO:

Contains Highly Colloquial Language: Your F**king Guide To Government Formation

The following message is in no way endorsed by the Electoral Commission. They are f**king done with this election. More>>

NZ Emissions Up 50% 1990-2013: Report Confirms CLimate Change Impacting NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: Inland Revenue Steps Back From Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election