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Investment in Waikato Transport Infrastructure Welcomed

Investment in Waikato Transport Infrastructure Welcomed

30 AUGUST 2012
For Immediate Release

Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker has welcomed the Government’s investment in Waikato transport infrastructure.

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee yesterday announced a $12.3 billion package of land transport investments, including a $1.3 billion allocation to Waikato projects – namely the Waikato Expressway, the Hamilton Ring Road, public transport systems and other transport infrastructure.

Mayor Hardaker says the level of investment in Waikato transport infrastructure will benefit the city and the region.

“Hamilton is part of the upper North Island economy, which is the major contributor to the New Zealand economy,” Mayor Hardaker says.

“This is an excellent result for our city and our region and demonstrates the importance the Government has placed on us, and the economic growth we can contribute to the country."


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