Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Auckland Minister applauds Transfund

June 19, 2000 Media Statement

Auckland Minister applauds Transfund

The Minister assisting the Prime Minister on Auckland issues, Judith Tizard, has welcomed Transfund's announcement that it is investing $170.8 million this year in the region's roading networks and passenger transport services.

"This is excellent news for Aucklanders – it reflects Transfund's commitment to providing transport solutions to the nation's fastest growing and most heavily populated region. It also reflects the Government's commitment to funding public transport," said Ms Tizard.

"Key projects such as the design work of the Auckland North Shore busway will be funded as a result of this investment. With Auckland traffic continuing to increase by between three and six per cent each year, the region clearly has severe transport problems. This money will go some way to helping relieve those problems.

"Transfund's investment in Auckland is an acknowledgment of the region's growth and the ever increasing demands being placed on its existing infrastructure," she said.

The funding is in addition to the $152 million national road safety package recently announced by the Government.

Auckland's transport needs will get a further boost with the introduction of patronage funding, highlighted in a pre-Budget Government announcement.

That system will give councils the certainty that if they can increase the number of passengers on their buses, trains or ferries then the Government will increase their funding to match.

"We still have a lot more to do, but this is a great start," said Judith Tizard.


ENDS



© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

SCOOP COVERAGE: CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUES TERROR ATTACK


Detail Released: Firearms Buy-Back Scheme "Strikes Fair Balance"

Licensed firearms owners will get fair compensation for weapons handed in during the six-month buy-back and amnesty, Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Police Minister Stuart Nash announced today.

The fund available for the buy-back and amnesty has also increased by $40 million through a contribution from ACC. The total set aside for the scheme is now over $200 million. More>>

 

"Population Density": Stats NZ, Phone Companies To Track People's Movements

Stats NZ is partnering with cellphone companies to launch a new way of tracking people's movements every hour. More>>

ALSO:

QS University Rankings: NZ Ranks Well "Despite Resourcing Constraints"

New Zealand universities continue to do well in international rankings, with the release of the 2020 QS world rankings showing that all eight universities remain in the world’s top 500. More>>

ALSO:

Mosque Attacks: 21 Month Prison Sentence For Sharing Live Stream Video

A Christchurch man who admitted redistributing the livestream video of the mosque killings has been sentenced to 21 months in prison. More>>

ALSO:

Operation Burnham Inquiry: Afghan Villagers Pull Out

The Afghan villagers involved with the inquiry into Operation Burnham say they have lost faith in the process and will no longer take part. More>>

ALSO:

Child 'Uplifts': Children’s Commissioner To Conduct Review

“At the time of the attempted uplift from Hawke’s Bay Maternity Hospital at the beginning of May, our Office shared our views on the critical importance of the mother-child relationship, and the fact that this relationship is denied to too many Māori children”, says the Children’s Commissioner, Judge Andrew Becroft. More>>

ALSO:

Fluro Logo, Definitely Not Racism, Activist Judges: Act Has Conference

“Finally, New Zealanders will have the right to challenge bad laws in court. If the courts find that a law hasn’t been made in accordance with the basic principles of good lawmaking, it can be declared invalid." More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels