scoop.co.nz 12 Mar, 2021 01:15 am

Harbour Crossing Should Be A Priority, Not An Afterthought

Harbour Crossing Should Be A Priority, Not An Afterthought
The Government’s lack of urgency with a second harbour crossing for Auckland shows how misguided it is when it comes to the needs of the city and New Zealand’s economy. “Auckland desperately needs investment in a second harbour crossing but the Government ...

Scoop i Parliament Harbour Crossing Should Be A Priority, Not An Afterthought The Government’s lack of urgency with a second harbour crossing for Auckland shows how misguided it is when it comes to the needs of the city and New Zealand’s economy.“Auckland desperately needs investment in a second harbour crossing but the Government has its priorities all wrong,” National’s Transport spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says.“Auckland’s new transport plan only provides miniscule funding for a harbour crossing business case, with any meaningful action on a second road crossing at least 20 years away,” Mr Woodhouse says.The Transport Minister needs to expedite planning for a second harbour crossing now but remains distracted by plans for a slow tram down Dominion Rd.

A National Government would prioritise a second harbour crossing and get Auckland moving again.8 billion for light rail, which could cost up to $15 billion, there is little mention of a second crossing in the new ATAP.

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