Residents urged to speak up on local transport plans
More roads and public transport are on the cards as infrastructure plans are being drawn up to deal with the Nor’West’s growth.
Auckland Transport is holding public consultation on potential transport options in the area, and local MP Paula Bennett says residents should make their voices heard.
Potential projects include a busway, new park-and-rides, an alternative corridor parallel to State Highway 16 through Kumeu/Huapai, extended commuter rail services and state highway improvements.
“You know what you want, and you tell me often enough about your ideas on transport. Now is your chance to tell Auckland transport,” says Mrs Bennett.
Consultation will take place in North West Auckland from 3 to 17 March. Four weeks of further consultation will start in April.
“I have been working with both Auckland Transport and the New Zealand Transport Authority to ensure they understand the importance local residents place on well thought out transport infrastructure.
“More people are choosing to live and work here because of the fantastic community spirit and lifestyle on offer, so it’s vital families and businesses can easily move around.”
Residents can have their say online at: www. at.govt.nz/projects-roadworks/transport-for-future-urban-growth/
Or at the following public information days:
Thursday 10 March, 4pm to 8pm, Kumeu Masonic Hall, 74 State Highway 16, Kumeu.
Saturday 12 March, 10am to 2pm, Whenuapai Village Hall, 41 Waimarie Road, Whenuapai.