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Auckland needs leadership that can deliver

PM’s transport focus welcome but now Auckland needs leadership that can deliver

Auckland Mayoral candidate, Vic Crone, is welcoming the Government’s funding announcement to bring forward the construction of the City Rail Link and the East-West connection as a win for Auckland but says strong leadership is now needed to deliver the projects.

“It’s good to see the Government coming to the table helping bring these projects forward. Public transport passenger and road user numbers are rising and it’s important we’re able to cope with demand,” says Ms Crone.

"Managing the delivery of these major projects without blowouts, delays and disruptions is going to be critical,” says Ms Crone.

Ms Crone believes she has the leadership background needed to ensure responsible spending and reduce council waste with 20 years of business and high level executive experience.

“As Mayor I will safeguard the interests of Auckland ratepayers, making sure significant projects like these are delivered on-time, on-budget, and with minimal disruption to Aucklanders.

“It’s all about common sense. It’s about getting on with the job, keeping rates affordable, bringing spending under control by cutting out waste, focusing on delivering core services and making our City one that innovates and leads the world by living within its means.

“Auckland is New Zealand’s most important city and it is an economic powerhouse that must keep ahead of the curve. It’s also clear that a strong and constructive relationship with the government is important to helping us get on with the job. I am the best person to do this.

"I look forward to continuing my conversations with Aucklanders and releasing policy throughout this campaign that will tackle Auckland’s key issues, and set out a clear vision for our city.”

ENDS

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