LGNZ welcomes Government support for Auckland transport projects
LGNZ welcomes Government support for
Auckland transport projects
The Government support for
Auckland’s public transport and roading projects is great
to see, says Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ).
Government has announced it will help fund the Auckland City
Rail Link and has also committed to extra funding for
Auckland’s State Highway network.
The City Rail Link
will be a vital piece of infrastructure for Auckland’s
economy and will help to meet the needs of its residents in
such a fast growing city. It will also be a crucial step for
Auckland to remain an internationally competitive city.
“This is good news,” says LGNZ President, Lawrence
Yule. “The Government is listening to the needs of
Auckland and is backing them on essential projects.”
“These projects will create major economic benefits for
Auckland, and with the Auckland working population expected
to double by 2041, the Government’s announcement is
fantastic news for New Zealand as a
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