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

 


Rapid Transit Corridors - Weekly Progress Report

Auckland Region Rapid Transit Corridors Auckland Regional Council

Weekly Progress Report

29 June 2001 (last report: 15 June 2001)

Preferred network option to be decided this Friday 6 July

As part of the regionally agreed process for mode selection and network definition, Working Forum B, a five-hour workshop for councillors across the region, will be held this Friday 6 July.

Councillors will be presented with all of the work done over the past seven months by officers to evaluate the different network options against the list of evaluation criteria, alongside work relating to the costs of the different options.

The councillors’ aim is to reach an agreed preferred network option to recommend to their respective councils for formal adoption over the next month.

Also attending the Forum is a representative from Northland Regional Council, representatives from the funding agencies Infrastructure Auckland and Transfund, and representatives from Auckland Regional Transport Network Ltd (the LATE set up to hold the rail assets).

Branding and Theming Competition – judges announced

Today councillors in the Passenger Transport Sub-Committee chose the judges for the branding and theming competition for the Auckland region’s public transport network.

The judging panel contains a balance of professional experts in marketing, design and architecture; experienced transport operators; and three councillors.

Award-winning marketer Barbara Chapman from the ASB, Designers Institute nominee David Bartlett and Auckland University Head of Architecture Tony van Raat join the Bus and Coach Association’s nominee Russell Turnbull from Stagecoach and Roger Gower, a former senior manager with Tranz Rail and a future director of Auckland Regional Transport Network Ltd. The trio of councillors on the judging panel are: Manukau City councillor Barry Keon, North Shore City councillor Julia Parfitt and Auckland City councillor Catherine Harland. ARC Transport Committee chairman Les Paterson will be “ex officio” with ARC councillor Jack Henderson as his alternate.

The first job for the judges will be in late July, assessing the entries for the first phase of the competition and choosing five finalists to progress to the second, detailed stage.

A briefing for designers and architects interested in taking part in the competition was held on Wednesday, drawing a large group of 50 or so professionals, including representatives from some of the region’s top firms.

Entries for the first phase of the competition must be in by Friday 13 July. Information about the competition is on the ARC website, www.arc.govt.nz/about/transpt/trnspt.htm

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news