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Transport Corridor Plan a Good Balanced Outcome


Media Release
30 October 2008


Wellington Transport Coridor Plan a Good Balanced Outcome

The Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the approval of the Ngauranga to Airport Corridor Plan by the Wellington Regional Transport Committee saying it will improve the efficient transport of people and freight across Wellington.

“This region has been considering this plan for many years now and its approval is a significant milestone in Wellington’s economic development,” said Chamber CEO Charles Finny.

“The Wellington economy relies on an effective transport system to improve the flow of freight and people within the region, and beyond. The Ngauranga to Airport corridor is a strategically important route both nationally and regionally.

“Wellington International Airport and CentrePort are both part of the corridor and the growth of the regional economy hinges on the ability to access these essential pieces of infrastructure.

“Some components of the plan, such as the installation of new intersections to improve access to the Inter-Island Ferry Terminal and CentrePort, are long overdue and should be implemented immediately.

“Other more significant components, such as the duplication of the Mt Victoria and Terrace Tunnels, understandably will be some years away but must remain priorities for our region.

“A mix of investment in roads, tunnels and public transport is necessary to future-proof transport in the region and the proposed plan is a good balanced outcome,” Mr Finny concluded.


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