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


ARC welcomes clarity on Eastern Corridor

ARC welcomes clarity on Eastern Corridor

The Auckland Regional Council (ARC) welcomes today’s announcement regarding the identification of a recommended option for the Eastern Transport Corridor project.

ARC Chair, Gwen Bull, says that the release of the recommended option report will bring some level of certainty both for the communities most affected by the project, and for the region as a whole.

“This is a major project that impacts a large number of Aucklanders,” she says. “Narrowing the work from the consideration of many options to a single recommended option is a big step forward and provides some greater certainty to people that may be affected.”

“There are many aspects of this project, such as the details of the project through Orakei Basin and Hobson Bay, that still need to be confirmed,” she says. “The ARC will continue to work with the project partners, and consultants to ensure that this project aligns with regional strategies.”

The size and impact of the Eastern Corridor make it important that the people of Auckland focus on it and what it could mean for the region in the long-term. The project has the potential to transform the eastern suburbs, provide significantly improved access between Auckland and Manukau, and provide stronger connections within the fast growing parts of Manukau City. It could also contribute significantly to enhanced economic performance.

In receiving the recommendation of the consultants today the project has now “come out” and the people of Auckland will be able to assess the costs, benefits and contribution of the project on its merits. This is an important step forward.

© 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>>


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>>


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>>


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>>


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>>


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>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news