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ACT Leader Calls for Rugby World Cup Inquiry

ACT Leader Calls for Rugby World Cup Inquiry

ACT leader Rodney Hide said today he was concerned that not enough was being done by government to ensure Auckland has the infrastructure needed to host a successful Rugby World Cup in 2011.

"The fact is that Auckland's infrastructure has been run-down by successive governments and is insufficient to meet Auckland's needs on an ordinary business day - let alone to handle the demands of the Rugby World Cup.

"I have therefore written to the Commerce Committee asking them to inquire into the adequacy of the government's planning and funding of Auckland's infrastructure needs.

"I have suggested to the Committee that they invite the Minister for Auckland Issues, Hon Judith Tizard, and Minister of Sport Trevor Mallard, as well as Auckland's regional and city councils, the Mayor of Auckland, Transit New Zealand, and business groups to make submissions for their inquiry.

"It's crucial that Parliament and the public be assured that the government is making adequate plans now to ensure a success in 2011. The Commerce Committee is well-placed to undertake just such an inquiry," said Rodney Hide.

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