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Mayor welcomes rail link review

Mayor welcomes rail link review

The Mayor has welcomed the Government's announcement that it will review the business case for the Auckland CBD Rail Link.

Transport Minister Stephen Joyce has asked officials from the Ministry of Transport, the Treasury and the NZ Transport Agency to work with Auckland Transport, Auckland Council and other agencies to review the business case.

Len Brown says the review is another important step on the path towards the construction of the rail link.

“Auckland Council is committed to work collaboratively with the Government on this review.”

"This project is a vital piece of infrastructure not only for Auckland but for the country as a whole," says Len Brown.

"As the business case put it, the Auckland CBD rail link is perhaps the most critical element in Auckland's transformation into a globally competitive urban centre."

“However it can only be built in partnership with the Government and this review is just another example of that partnership.”

As indicated in the Minister's statement, the review will be followed by further discussions in the New Year.

"I look to discussing the best way forward for the project with Mr Joyce at that time," Len Brown says.

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