scoop.co.nz 23 Mar, 2021 04:15 am

City Welcomes Infrastructure Fund

City Welcomes Infrastructure Fund
Hamilton will begin talks with Government officials immediately to ensure Hamilton gets a fair shot at the Government’s contestable infrastructure fund. The $3.8 billion fund was announced today as part of a suite of changes aimed at addressing ...

“Hamilton and the wider region have been very, very clear with Government that councils are hamstrung by the issue of infrastructure.” Southgate said the city and wider region has already done much of the ground work to react quickly to today’s announcement.“Hamilton and the wider region is well placed to make a strong case in Wellington.“But let’s not forget, at the end of the day this about getting more people into homes and helping first-home buyers get into the market.

Let’s also not forget that we currently have 1,200 people in emergency housing motels in Hamilton and surrounds and no-one in our city is comfortable with that.Hamilton will begin talks with Government officials immediately to ensure Hamilton gets a fair shot at the Government’s contestable infrastructure fund.

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