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

 


Locals support big Hibiscus Coast public transport changes

Auckland Transport media release

1 September 2014

Locals support big changes to public transport on the Hibiscus Coast

Feedback on changes to the public transport network for the Hibiscus Coast closed last month with more than 800 submissions received, and more than 70% of people supporting or strongly supporting the changes proposed.

The Hibiscus Coast is the second area of Auckland to have been consulted on as part of the move to the new public transport network, which will be implemented in phases across the whole Auckland region.

“This is tremendously encouraging,” says Anthony Cross, Public Transport Network Manager, “because the Hibiscus Coast will be one of the first areas where we will implement the New Network.” The Hibiscus Coast New Network is planned to be introduced next year.

“With changes of this scale there are always challenges, and it’s very promising to know that overall people want to move forward with us,” he says.

Proposals included extending the popular Northern Express bus service to Silverdale, and buses running more often between Orewa, Silverdale and Whangaparaoa. Both proposals received strong support from residents in the survey. More than 70% said they wouldn’t mind transferring as part of their journey, in return for overall improved local services.

Facilitating the New Network will be a new bus interchange at Silverdale located where the current Park and Ride is, with parking spaces increasing from 100 to nearly 500. The interchange is planned to open in 2016.

Some of the key concerns raised by residents included the trial Arkles Bay bus service and reduced service proposed for Dairy Flat Highway.

Lorraine Maguire, Senior PT Planner – Engagement, says “We appreciate people’s feedback and are now in the process of analysing submissions in detail. All potential issues will be thoroughly investigated before final decisions are reached. A consultation summary including the final New Network for the Hibiscus Coast will be available on our website at the end of the year.”

Implementation of the Hibiscus Coast New Network is planned for mid-2015.

The New Network is based on some fundamental changes to the way public transport operates that will result in benefits such as buses running more often, and increased service 7 days a week.

For more information on the New Network go to www.AT.govt.nz/NewNetwork.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Half Empty: Dairy Prices Drop To Lowest Since August 2009

Dairy product prices fell to the lowest level in more than five years in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, led by declines in butter milk powder and whole milk powder.

”Stocks of dairy commodities are building across the globe due to Russia’s current ban on importing dairy products from many Western nations, and a lack of urgency from Chinese buyers, while at the same time global milk supplies are expanding,” AgriHQ dairy analyst Susan Kilsby said in a note. More>>

 

Slippage: NZ Universities Still In Top 3% Globally

This year the University of Auckland ranked 175 (down from 164 last year); the University of Otago ranked 251-275th (down from 226-250), both Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Canterbury held their ranks (at 276-300thand 301-350 respectively), while the University of Waikato dropped from 301-350 to 351-400. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On The Last Rites For The TPP

The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is one of those litmus issues that has always had more to do with one’s place on the political spectrum than with any imminent reality... For the TPP’s friends and foes alike though, the end now seems nigh. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Farcical Elevation Of David Seymour

With the election won, it’s time to find jobs for the boy. David Seymour is the Act Party’s latest scrounger to be rewarded by the National Party, and not only with a seat in Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

As Key Mulls Joining ISIS Fighting: McCully Speech To UN Backs Security Council Bid

It is an honour to address you today on behalf of the Prime Minister and Government of New Zealand. Our General Election took place last week - our Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key is engaged in forming a government and that is why he is unable to be here in New York... More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Cunliffe Triggers Party Wide Leadership Contest

David Cunliffe has resigned as Labour Leader, but says he will seek re-election... If there is any contest the election will have to go through a process involving the party membership and union affiliates. More>>

ALSO:

Flyover Appeal: Progress And Certainty, Or Confusion And More Delays?

Lindsay Shelton: The Transport Agency, embarrassed by the rejection of its flyover alongside the Basin Reserve, says it’s appealing because the decision could “constrain progress.” Yet for most clear-sighted Wellingtonians a 300-metre-long concrete structure above Kent and Cambridge Terraces would in no way be seen as progress… More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Cunliffe’s Last Stand

Right now, embattled Labour leader David Cunliffe has three options. None of them are particularly attractive for him personally, or for the Labour Party... More>>

ALSO:

Key Seeking 'New Ideas': Look To Children’s Commissioner On Poverty - Greens

John Key should not reinvent the wheel when it comes to ideas for tackling child poverty, and instead look to the recommendations of the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Group on Child Poverty, Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news