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Eastern Corridor Update – background to decisions

MEDIA ADVISORY

18 October 2002

Eastern Corridor Update - background to decisions

- The Transport Committee of the Auckland City Council will be deciding on Wednesday, 23 October, how to progress the Eastern Corridor - specifically, if it supports a detailed Phase 2 study of options to develop the corridor. The committee has delegated authority by the council to make decisions on its behalf.

- Manukau City Council’s Transport Committee will meet on Thursday, 24 October and make a recommendation to the full council on whether or not to support a detailed study. The council will make a decision on the committee’s recommendation on

31 October.

- The committees will be making their decisions based on the Eastdor Strategy Study, council officers’ reports, and feedback from about 650 individuals and organisations.

- Proceeding with a detailed study does not commit the councils to Eastdor’s strategy study recommendations.

- A Phase 2 detailed study will allow the councils to explore a range of options in detail, including geotechnical, engineering, environmental, traffic modelling, economic, cultural and construction. The Phase 2 study will include extensive public consultation.

- The Auckland City Council Transport Committee meets next Wednesday,

23 October at 1:30pm, in the Committee Room, Level 15, Civic Administration Building.

- The Manukau City Council Transport Committee meets next Thursday,

24 October, at 5pm, on Level 3, Manukau City Council Civic Centre.

ENDS


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