Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


At Last – Light at End of Waterview Tunnel!!

Auckland Business Forum chairman Michael Barnett

25 May 2011

At Last – Light at End of Waterview Tunnel!!

This is great and exciting news for Auckland.

The Waterview connection has been under investigation since 2000, and the western ring route under construction in various stages over the past 45 years.

Today’s draft decision by the Board of Inquiry to grant NZTA consent to construct the Waterview Connection brings in sight closure on a long chapter in Auckland’s struggle to build a modern, fully integrated motorway network.

Auckland Business Forum chairman Michael Barnett praised the Board of Inquiry and NZTA for maintaining the timeline to enable construction to commence later this year.

“This is New Zealand’s largest construction project since the Harbour Bridge 60 years ago, and will create a lot of work and bring significant benefits to Auckland once completed.”

With completion of the Western Ring Route now firmly in sight, of which Waterview is the final section, there is increased importance for NZTA and Auckland Transport to keep their foot to the floor to progress other major projects needed to give Auckland a modern co-ordinated network.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Land, Air & Sea: Regions To Benefit From NZ Upgrade

Regional New Zealand will be a hive of activity in the coming months as the New Zealand Upgrade Programme delivers on its promise to modernise our infrastructure, prepare for climate change and help grow our economy. As part of the $12 billion NZ Upgrade Programme announced by the Government last month, $300 million was allocated for capital projects in regional New Zealand.
The first package of regional projects – worth about $190 million – has been announced by Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones at an infrastructure seminar today... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Donations Scandals

By now, it seems crystal clear that something is deeply amiss with the way that New Zealand political parties solicit, receive and report their funding. Evidently, the nominal threshold of $15,000 that requires public disclosure of the donation ... More>>


New Zealand Government: Action On Fuel Market Competition

The Government has released a comprehensive response to ensuring New Zealanders get a fairer deal at the petrol pump. This follows the Commerce Commission fuel market ... More>>


Child Poverty: 18,400 Children Lifted Out Of Poverty

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has welcomed new reporting showing the Coalition Government is on track to meet its child poverty targets, with 18,400 children lifted out of poverty as a result of the Families Package... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Our Unreal Optimism About Coronavirus

At this week’s Chinese New Year celebrations, PM Jacinda Ardern was resolutely upbeat that business with China would soon bounce back to normal – better than ever, even - once the coronavirus epidemic has been brought under control. To Ardern, ... More>>






InfoPages News Channels