Government support for infrastructure funding ahead of the next big residential development between the Hibiscus Coast & Kumeu is recognition that Auckland Council doesn’t have the capacity to provide the works immediately, for recovery over the longer term. Image above: Housing developed over the last 5 years below the Millwater Parkway. Through the immigration explosion […]
Transport Minister Phil Twyford – who’s also Housing & Urban Development Minister – said on Friday a record $5.7 billion transport investment over the next 3 years “will get Auckland moving and deliver a safer, better connected & more resilient transport system”.
Against the possibility of rejecting $300 million of state support for housing development for reasons not clearly enunciated, Auckland Council’s governing body voted yesterday to apply for the money through the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund.
Transport Minister Phil Twyford introduced legislation yesterday to allow regions to apply for a regional fuel tax, initially for Auckland.
US president Donald Trump’s proposed extra infrastructure budget, announced yesterday, falls well short of the $US1 trillion he’d been talking about and he’s come in for widespread criticism because of that. But what Mr Trump’s proposal is about is a mindset change.
US president Donald Trump will win support for his infrastructure plan from those who want more self-help from cities on providing – and paying for – infrastructure.