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

 

Great Harbour Way a ‘perfect fit’ for Capital


MEDIA RELEASE
30 August 2012


Great Harbour Way a ‘perfect fit’ for Capital

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says the inclusion of the Ngauranga to Petone section of the Great Harbour Way cycle and walking path in today’s announcement of the Government’s transport priorities is an exciting development.

The Great Harbour Way is included in a $1.25 billion package of transport initiatives for the region as part of the National Land Transport Programme for 2012-15, announced by Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee today.

Mayor Wade-Brown, a champion of the Great Harbour Way, says if the Ngauranga to Petone link is properly upgraded it will provide manifold benefits to the region in tourism, health, the economy and better transport choices.

“I look forward to hearing more details about how much money will be committed and how this pathway will actually be upgraded, says Mayor Wade-Brown.

“The Great Harbour Way Te Aranui o Pōneke, when properly completed, will take advantage of one of Wellington’s greatest features to provide the ability for people to walk or cycle the entire coastline,” says Mayor Wade-Brown.

“This would provide a unique advantage for the Wellington region, something that would really appeal to outdoor-minded travellers as it connects with other key walking and cycling tracks such as the Wairarapa trail and Hutt River Trail.

“Residents would also be able to enjoy a safe cycling and walking link between Hutt City and Wellington that would provide a boost for fitness and leisure while lessening the load on State Highway 2 and the train network. It’s a perfect fit for the Wellington region.”

Transport portfolio leader Councillor Andy Foster says “There are no real surprises in the package with significant focus on roading capacity, including the controversial flyover option for the Basin Reserve. This all part of Government’s well signalled Roads of National Significance programme.”

“I’m pleased to see the delivery of the Ngauranga to Aotea Quay improvements and that there will be advanced investigation work on the Petone to Grenada link,” says Cr Foster. “Both projects have good benefit cost ratios and will deliver significant benefits for road users and improve access to the Port and industrial areas of Hutt City.

“The support for better walking and cycling networks, especially the Great Harbour Way, is a very positive step reflecting strong support from the Councils and people of the region.

“The ongoing commitment to delivering a more reliable and modern rail and bus system is also essential to the region, especially after so many years of deferred maintenance of the rail system,” says Cr Foster.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Panic In The Pacific Over China


For years, it has been no secret that China wants closer security and trade ties with the small nations of the Pacific region. All part of Beijing’s self-image as a global superpower. To that end this week, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi embarked on an unprecedented 10-day tour of the Pacific, aimed at convincing his Pacific hosts to join a cross-Pacific agreement that would let Beijing provide them with high-level police training and security, shared data co-operation and other joint services ranging from agriculture to tourism...
More>>



 
 

Covid-19: Second Vaccine Booster For The Most Vulnerable
People who are at high-risk of getting very sick from a COVID-19 infection will soon be eligible to receive a second booster, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>


Crime: Govt Helps Protect Shops From Ram Raids

The Government is providing further support to help Police protect small businesses affected by a spike in ram raids, Minister of Police Poto Williams says... More>>


Government: Investment Boosts Coastal Shipping In Aotearoa
New Zealand is a step closer to a more resilient, competitive, and sustainable coastal shipping sector following the selection of preferred suppliers for new and enhanced coastal shipping services, Transport Minister Michael Wood has announced today... More>>


PM Speech: Harvard University Commencement Speech - Democracy, Disinformation And Kindness

In Te Reo Māori, the language of the indigenous people of New Zealand, I paid tribute to all of the esteemed guests who stand here in this great forest of knowledge. It is a privilege to be here, and I thank you for the honour... More>>

Government: Independent Panel Appointed To Review Electoral Law
Justice Minister Kris Faafoi today announced appointments to the independent panel that will lead a review of New Zealand’s electoral law. “This panel, appointed by an independent panel of experts... More>>


Trade: Prime Minister To Visit United States
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is leading a trade mission to the United States this week as part of the Government’s reconnection strategy to support export growth and the return of tourists post COVID-19... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels