Parliament

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

 

Auckland Transport Bill Confused

Media Release

8 April 2004

Auckland Transport Bill Confused

New Zealand First is happy to support the introduction of the Local Government (Auckland) Amendment Bill to the select committee in the hope that some of the fundamental flaws contained in the bill will be ironed out.

“Although the bill claims to improve transport governance for the Auckland region and provide better land transport and use policies, it is a confused bill,” said local government spokesperson Jim Peters.

“First, the bill confuses the planning and decision making role of the Auckland Regional Council and its Regional Land Transport Committee with the planning role of the new council controlled organisation to be known as the Auckland Regional Transport Authority. The confusion is continued in relevant clauses of the bill.

“Secondly, the role of the Regional Land Transport Committee and its representation, which was changed in the Land Transport Management Act 2003, could be severely compromised by the ability of the new committee to override the carefully prepared and analysed Strategic Plan.

“All submitters should raise in their submissions the need for the Regional Land Transport Committee to undergo its statutory duties in the preparation of the Regional Strategic Plan, and that the new proposed Auckland Regional Transport Authority be the operational body for the region in association with territorial authorities.

“New Zealand First believes that any transport plan for Auckland needs absolute clarity and certainty,” said Mr Peters.


ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election