Media releases about infrastructure.

24 February 2016

Collaboration on Auckland transport well on track

The AA welcomes the release today of the first report of the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP), describing it as another important step in the collaborative approach to Auckland’s transport planning.

27 January 2016

Auckland Transport Package will help restore public confidence

As part of his State of the Nation address, Prime Minister John Key advised that the Government will formalise its funding commitment to the City Rail Link (CRL) from 2020, allowing a 2018 start date for the project. The Government will also streamline consenting for the East West Connections roading project in order to bring forward construction.

28 August 2015

Progress on Auckland transport alignment highly encouraging

The Automobile Association (AA) has welcomed the launch of the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP), which aims to improve alignment between Auckland Council and the Government over the way Auckland’s transport network should develop.

30 July 2015

AA celebrates Tauranga Eastern Link highway opening

The opening of the Tauranga Eastern Link is a huge milestone to celebrate for the Bay of Plenty region, says the Automobile Association.

1 July 2015

AA gives national transport plan 'nine out of ten'

The AA believes New Zealand’s transport network is in good shape for the next three years, following yesterday’s release of the 2015-18 National Land Transport Programme (NLTP).

28 May 2015

AA welcomes progress on Puhoi-Warkworth highway

The AA has welcomed today’s decision by the Government to allow the Puhoi-Warkworth Road of National Significance (RoNS) to be delivered through a public-private partnership (PPP).

1 May 2015

Auckland Council getting ahead of itself with targeted transport rate – AA

Auckland Council needs to come up with a better plan to solve Auckland’s transport problems before asking residents to pay more, the Automobile Association (AA) says.

16 March 2015

Time for Plan C in Auckland transport funding debate – AA, NZCID

The Automobile Association (AA) and the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development (NZCID) believe that neither of the Auckland Council’s Long-Term Plan budget options is up to scratch, and are calling on central government and Auckland Council to develop an alternative strategy that delivers better outcomes for Auckland.

10 March 2015

AA welcomes progress on Waikato Expressway

The AA welcomes today’s announcement that work on the final three sections of the Waikato Expressway will begin this year.

29 September 2014

AA applauds Waterview progress

The AA congratulates the NZ Transport Agency on reaching the halfway point in construction of the Waterview Connection, a pair of 2.4km tunnels that will complete Auckland’s Western Ring Route.

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