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

 

Regional Funding for Major Projects

18 June 2004

Regional Funding for Major Projects

Waitakere City’s planned transport hub has been offered a grant of $9.5m from Infrastructure Auckland (IA).

Waitakere Mayor Bob Harvey is delighted with the decision and says that it shows real commitment by IA to address the transport woes of Auckland.

Waitakere City and Auckland Regional Transport Network Limited (ARTNL) jointly applied for the funding. The total granted includes $4.6m for a new railway and bus station, and $4.9m for associated track work, signalling and bridging of Henderson Valley Road.

“Henderson is the hub of the Western Line and developing it into a first class transport centre will see the whole town centre take off.”

“This is the kick start that Henderson has been waiting years for,” says Mayor Harvey.

“Rail passenger numbers are already way up and this development will make travelling by train or bus so much easier and comfortable. That in turn means less cars on our already congested roads.”

Mr Harvey adds that Waitakere City Council and other organisations such as the Auckland Regional Council and ARTNL have spent many months planning the development and preparing the funding application and that the grant is the “starting gun” which means the project can now begin in earnest.

In addition to the grant for the railways project, IA has offered the City a further grant of $5.2m for 16 kilometres of two metre wide walkways/cycleways along the banks of the Oratia, Waikumete and Opanuku streams to Henderson City.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Principals' Federation:
End Of National Standards

Today the Minister of Education announced that the Government has stopped the controversial National Standards system of assessment and declared them an arbitrary measure which did not raise children's achievement as the previous Government intended.

"This is such a win for all the principals who never believed in national standards and who, for the past decade, have argued for what is morally right for our nation's young people and their learning," said Cormick. More>>

 

Public Good: People’s Report On Public Broadcasting And Media Presented

The People’s Commission on Public Broadcasting and Media, was crowdfunded and was informed by an extensive consultation, seeking the views of both those working in Media as well as gathering input both online and in person from ordinary Citizens. More>>

ALSO:

RBNZ To RNZB: PM's Press Conference

Prime Minister Jacinda Adern was joined by Minister of Finance Grant Robertson and Minister for Children Tracey Martin to announce the appointment of Adrian Orr as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank and the name change of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children to ‘Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children’. More>>

ALSO:

'Taming Globalised Capital': Why Is Labour Supporting Investment Rules In WTO?

‘Today, we learned the new government has added New Zealand’s name to a proposal designed to lead to foreign investment rules in the WTO at this week’s ministerial meeting in Argentina,’ said Auckland University Professor Jane Kelsey. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Politics Of Scaring Voters Back Into Line

Fear has always been a useful mobilising tool in politics… yet in 2017, bogeymen of all shapes and sizes seem to have fallen on hard times. For years, the National party had painted itself as being the only reliable defensive bastion against the terrifying prospect of a centre-left government… More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Drinking Water As A Failure Of Political Leadership

It is almost possible to feel sorry for the Health Ministry in their terrible, no good, very bad week... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages