Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Transport Package Big Move Forward for South Auckland

28 June 2013

Transport Package Big Move Forward for South Auckland

Manurewa-Papakura Councillor Calum Penrose and Manurewa Local Board Chair Angela Dalton are welcoming the Government’s announcement that an extra lane will be fast tracked for the Southern Motorway south of Manurewa as funding is moved forward.

Councillor Calum Penrose and the Manurewa Local Board have been advocating for an extra lane on the Southern Motorway and are pleased to hear that funding will be brought forward to make this happen.

“We congratulate the Prime Minister on this announcement and thank Papakura MP Judith Collins for her advocacy in bringing this important issue to the attention of the Government around the Cabinet table,” says Councillor Penrose.

“An extra lane on the Southern motorway will help to ease the pressure on the motorway where 5 lanes currently merge into 2 lanes after SH 20 merges with SH 1 at Manukau.

“While much of the Prime Minister’s announcement focusses on the CBD and an extra harbour crossing, increasing the capacity of the Southern Motorway must be seen as a priority as it will open up economic and growth opportunities for the southern part of Auckland which is designated as a growth area under the Unitary Plan,” says Mr Penrose.

“We will be continuing to advocate for the redevelopment of the Takinini motorway interchange and an east-west Takinini link which is also an important part of unlocking these opportunities,” says Manurewa Local Board Chair Angela Dalton.

“Councillor Penrose has led the advocacy on the Takinini upgrade for a number of years. It made sense that I joined Councillor Penrose with this advocacy and it has been a pleasure to work alongside Calum who delivers results for his communities,” says Ms Dalton.

Councillor Calum Penrose and Angela Dalton will be writing to the Minister of Transport Gerry Brownlee to visit Takinini and see for himself the need to redevelop the Takinini interchange and the economic growth opportunities this will have for Auckland and New Zealand.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Overseas Investment: Auditor-General To Examine OIO

The Auditor-General is to examine how the Overseas Investment Office collects and manages information following a request from the parliament's finance and expenditure committee. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bill English Living In Denial

The working poor have been a direct byproduct of the economic policies in vogue for the past 30 years or more, all over the Western world... That anger was evident in the Brexit vote, and it underlies the support for Donald Trump in the United States. More>>

ALSO:

Final Reading Of Parental Leave Bill: Families With New Babies Victims Of Veto

“For the first time ever, a Bill will have a third reading debate and no vote will be taken at the end because the National Government has used its veto – an extreme measure against families,” says the Bill’s sponsor, Labour MP Sue Moroney. More>>

ALSO:

Water, Pests, Erosion...: Commissioner Releases Mixed Report Card On Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has released a mixed report card in her assessment of the state of New Zealand’s environment. “We are lucky to live in an exceptionally beautiful country, but we have some big issues to face up to” said Dr Jan Wright. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Private Schools Beneficiaries Of Extra Cash

“Not only did this year’s Budget freeze operational funding for state schools, but 86 per cent of secondary school principals say they don’t get enough funding, and the demand for school donations from parents is rising at 10 times the rate of inflation... Now we’ve got Hekia Parata proposing more cash for private schools." More>>

ALSO:

Shop Hours Bill Second Reading: Government Blocks Easter Trading Petition

The union representing retail workers is warning that the Government is out of touch with working people after passing the second reading of the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill, a law handing local authorities the power to permit trading on Easter Sunday. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news