Greater Wellington welcomes govt transport plan
Greater Wellington welcomes government transport initiative
Greater Wellington Regional Council has welcomed the Government’s invitation to work on a transport package to find solutions to funding the region’s transport infrastructure.
“Greater Wellington has been working with the Government for some time on solutions to the region’s transport issues, and it makes sense to pull this work together into one process,” said Terry McDavitt, Deputy Chairperson of Greater Wellington Regional Council.
“We are looking forward to a constructive discussion with the government about the priorities for funding, and to finding solutions to the funding gap for upgrading road and rail infrastructure.
Mr McDavitt said that the greater Wellington region already had a well-developed regional land transport strategy that identified the priorities for new and upgraded infrastructure.
“The region’s councils, and
other key stakeholders, have worked together to develop a
priority list for both road and rail. In that sense we are
in a good position to make progress. What we are lacking
are the resources to fund these projects. That is why it is
so important for the government to take a lead on this