Media releases about infrastructure.
1 July 2010
The Waterview Connection is the final link in a chain of improvements to Auckland’s Western Ring Route. If work goes ahead on schedule, it will complete the Western Ring Route in 2015, providing a single motorway between Manukau and the North Shore as an alternative to SH1 and the Auckland Harbour Bridge crossing.
25 January 2010
Transport Minister Steven Joyce made the announcement at an event in Christchurch this morning.
15 December 2009
"Today's announcements show great vision for Wellington. It went well beyond what we were expecting because it's dealt with the whole route from Wellington Airport to Levin. It's a Christmas package that will keep a lot of people smiling for a long time."
6 October 2009
AA spokesman Simon Lambourne says "it's fantastic to see so many motorists taking advantage of the toll road, and of course less congestion and improved safety on the alternative free SH17 Hibiscus Coast road. The technology which reads the license plates is impressive and we are very pleased to see that the road's debt repayment is ahead of schedule."
11 September 2009
"Today's decision brings the completion of Auckland's Western Ring Route one step closer. That means less congestion, improved travel times, safer local roads and safer motorways," says AA spokesperson Simon Lambourne.
29 January 2009
"Motorists can now choose between driving the free coastal route or taking the new toll road which is quicker, safer and saves them fuel," says AA spokesperson Simon Lambourne.
25 July 2008
David Gamble, Chairman of the Automobile Association's Otago District Council says "Dunedin City Council needs to adopt a far more enlightened and less punitive approach to the transport needs of its residents and ratepayers."
7 February 2008
"Today's announcement brings us one step closer to the 2015 reality of having a western ring route which Auckland motorists can use as an alternative to State Highway 1."
4 April 2007
"Transit are to be congratulated for listening to the opinion of Aucklanders, who last year overwhelmingly rejected the tolling proposal," says AA spokesperson Simon Lambourne.
12 October 2006
“It’s good to finally have the proposal released for public consultation - there has been a lot of speculation and we can now debate the merits based on facts, rather than speculation, and provide Transit with feedback,” says AA spokesperson Simon Lambourne.