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Community engagement on East West Link welcomed

Media release

6 December 2013

Community engagement on East West Link welcomed

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board has welcomed this week’s announcement of a more collaborative approach to the East West Link transport project.

The project is looking at options to improve links between the south-west and south-east of Auckland and ease congestion.

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Chair Lydia Sosene said the announcement by Auckland Transport and the NZ Transport Agency was a positive step that would help to address community concerns.

“We are very pleased that there will be a more co-operative approach with key stakeholders in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu area. This is the position this board has been advocating for.”

The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board has been in on-going discussions with Auckland Transport and the NZ Transport Agency regarding the East West Link.

“From the start, we have made it clear that we do not support any option that would see a motorway cut through our residential areas. This is what our communities have told us and we will continue to advocate on this issue on their behalf,” Ms Sosene says.

“We have also asked for more options to be investigated. Better public transport, connectivity and transport infrastructure are major priorities for our area. We support the need to address transport issues and find solutions.

“The board is looking forward to continuing discussions with Auckland Transport, the NZ Transport Agency and our communities about this important issue.”


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