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Massey Board recommends: ‘Upper Harbour Motorway’

7 May 2004 Press release

Massey Board recommends: ‘Upper Harbour Motorway’

The Massey Community Board favours the name ‘Upper Harbour Motorway’ for the new State Highway 18 motorway extension between Westgate and State Highway 1, near Albany.

The Community Board’s choice was backed by 32% of residents who took part in a Council on-line poll.

The board’s second preference was for ‘Westgate Motorway’, recognising that the Massey/Westgate area is destined to be a major regional growth centre in the next 15-20 years.

Transit New Zealand sought local input for an official name for the motorway from Waitakere and North Shore City.

Several weeks ago, the full Waitakere Council recommended the name ‘Chris Timms Memorial Drive’ in recognition of local sportsman, businessman and community leader Chris Timms who was tragically killed in an air accident earlier in the year.

The Council will offer the ‘Chris Timms Memorial Drive’ name to Transit New Zealand as well as forwarding the Massey Community Board’s choices of ‘Upper Harbour Motorway’ and ‘Westgate Motorway’.

The next preferred names for the highway extension in the on-line poll were Whenuapai Motorway (18%) and North Eastern Highway (7%).


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