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

 


Barging option funded to take traffic off roads

12 November 2004

Barging option funded to take traffic off roads

A proposal to barge aggregate from Kopu, near Thames, to Auckland which funding applicant Environment Waikato estimates will eliminate the need for 38 truck trips per day has been approved by Transfund New Zealand.

The proposal comprises the barging of aggregate from Kopu to Henderson, through the Firth of Thames, Tamaki Straight and Waitemata Harbour.

Environment Waikato says the project will be self-sufficient by the end of a three-year project. Consequently, Transfund approved funding of up to $3.47 per tonne of aggregate carted in the first year of operation, $1.34 per tonne in the second year of operation and $0.65 per tonne for the third year of operation. After this time, Transfund's financial contribution will cease.

Transfund chair Dr Jan Wright says the decision to fund this activity of up to a maximum of just over $289,000 over the three years would potentially remove the need for 13,800 truck trips each year, or an average of 38 truck trips each day, from Waikato and Auckland roads.

Fewer trucks on roads will mean increased safety and reduced maintenance costs, she says. "This proposal is one option to remove trucks from state highways, thus improving safety for the Waikato region, and reducing congestion and assisting economic development in Auckland," Dr Wright says.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

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>>

ALSO:

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news