Auckland mayor Phil Goff & Transport Minister Phil Twyford said at the weekend Puhinui Station in South Auckland would be turned into a rail & bus interchange at a cost of $60 million, linking to the rapid transit line to the airport.
On this website, access is the most important consideration. The real estate catchcry, “Location, location, location,” relies on your ability to get there.
Infrastructure NZ has brought back a long list of lessons from Scotland on streamlining processes and introducing a national spatial planning framework.
On a scale of well to badly managed major projects – green through amber to red – a Treasury report issued yesterday said Auckland’s city rail link again scored a green, but Housing NZ’s programme to accelerate redevelopment of its land in Auckland to deliver affordable housing only scored an amber.
As Statistics NZ published its latest migration figures last Friday – a net inflow just 46 short of 70,000, and a net 32,700 into Auckland – new mayor Phil Goff was talking up growth while proposing faster measures to cut congestion, and telling the Government it needs to shift at least some of the financial burden from ratepayer to taxpayer.
Finance Minister Bill English released the Government’s 10-year capital intentions plan on Friday – a pipeline of $100.9 billion of infrastructure projects over the next decade.