Tauranga will be the first region to use a new Government tool to raise funding for much-needed infrastructure.
The Government has tabled its response to Te Waihanga/New Zealand Infrastructure Commission’s first infrastructure strategy.
The Government is progressing a preferred option for LGWM which will see Wellington’s transport links strengthened with light rail from Wellington Station to Island Bay, a new tunnel through Mt Victoria for public transport, and walking and cycling, and upgrades to improve traffic flow at the Basin Reserve.
The Government has welcomed Te Waihanga/New Zealand Infrastructure Commission’s first infrastructure strategy as a major milestone in building a more prosperous, resilient and sustainable future for all New Zealanders.
The Government is bringing Auckland’s transport infrastructure into the future by moving forward with an additional Waitematā Harbour crossing, progressing light rail from Auckland’s CBD to the airport, and creating a linked-up rapid transport network as part of a 30-year plan.
The Transmission Gully Interim Review has found serious flaws at the planning stage of the project, Infrastructure Minister Grant Robertson and Transport Minister Michael Wood said.