Mark Thomas - New Mayor for Auckland

Other Priorities Before Moving The Port

The New Zealand Herald has reported on the imminent release of the Future Port Study.

Unsurprisingly it looks like it concludes that the port can’t keep doing the same things, in the same way, on the same site – and that at some stage it will have to be moved.

Even if all this is true, the Herald reports my comment that: “There were other priorities the council needed to deal with before looking at moving the port.”

Such as funding the next range of transport projects (Pakuranga to Panmure busway, a Northwestern busway etc), and boosting funding to other infrastructure projects to get more houses built more quickly.

I think we can make better progress on the port growth and CBD relationship issues, without needing to spend $5-9 billion on a new port.

 


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