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

 

Clock ticking for third crossing decision!


Clock ticking for third crossing decision!

Planning for the construction of a third Waitamata Harbour crossing must begin immediately, according to North Shore City Councillor Gary Holmes, who is urging the Auckland Regional Land Transport Committee to give the matter its highest priority.

Information detailing the feasibility of constructing such a crossing was outlined in a report released by Transit yesterday. Mr Holmes, a long time advocate for a third crossing, says the report makes it very clear that the clock is ticking.

"The fact that the existing Harbour Bridge clip-ons may need replacing as early as 2020 is a very compelling reason why urgent decisions need to be made now, a preferred option agreed upon and public consultation begun.

"The point at issue is the strategic vulnerability of relying on one aging and already inadequate transport route. The truth is Auckland and in particular the Shore is far too reliant on a single harbour crossing," Mr Hr Holmes stated.

Mr Holmes said he hoped the other Councils in the region would support the latest move to construct a third crossing.

"My fear is we have seen all this before and it has come to nothing from the lack of political will to see it through, Mr Holmes said. "Admittedly the problems, especially those associated with financing the construction, and the potential social dislocation, are daunting but the prospects of not making a responsible effort to get it underway are far more disturbing. We must find the political will to see it through".

Mr Holmes said he believed the preferred tunnel option V promoted by Transit was the best option but added that further work would be needed to look at the actual linkages to the North Shore and the effect on the roading network.


© 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? ) last night’s 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


Reaction

Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced

 

Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit 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: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over 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:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election