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Cheap Political Gesture at Expense of Whangaparoa

Greens Make Cheap Political Gesture at Expense of Whangaparoa

Wednesday 15 May 2002

ACT Transport Spokesman and Rodney-based MP Penny Webster is absolutely gutted by the Green Party's move to cancel the Rodney Penlink toll road.

"This is a slap in the face for the people of Rodney, and particularly for the people of Whangaparoa. The mayor and councillors have worked extremely hard on this project. If the Green politicians get their way, all that energy will have been wasted.

"The community has decided on this, but now Green politicians in Wellington believe they know best.

"The legislation enacting the Penlink toll road has already been to Select Committee. It should be debated in the House. "Today's move bodes extremely poorly for the Government's transport package. How will public-private partnerships ever work if the Government yields to the Greens and refuses to allow private companies to ever have control over projects?

"The Green party is making a cheap political gesture to the great expense of the people of Rodney," Mrs Webster said.


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