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EMA Central Welcomes Western Corridor Study

EMA Central Welcomes Western Corridor Study

EMA Central welcomes the findings of the Western Corridor Transportation Study which favour the Transmission Gully option, announced today.

"Successful businesses need decent roads, and a robust consultation process has chosen Transmission Gully as the best option," according to Paul Winter, Chief Executive of EMA Central and a member of the Transport Action Group.

"Now we need a commitment from the government to make funds available for the project and to get it underway quickly."

Paul Winter said that providing a robust national road system is basic government business.

"If the government is serious about economic growth, they must devote more resources to getting the infrastructure right. A road like this is an investment in our future," he said.

EMA Central supports Transmission Gully as a strategic investment in economic growth for the region. It will also improve the flow of goods and traffic between the North and South Islands, and will reduce the likelihood of the capital city being cut off by a natural disaster.

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