Published 21 May 2006
Auckland City Council’s transport & urban linkages committee will hold an exotraordinary meeting Monday 29 May to9 consider 2 design projects for eastern suburbs traffic which will cost the council $1.8 million.
The council has published an item saying the transport meeting will consider 2 Ameti design projects (Ameti is the Auckland-Manukau eastern transport initiative, the name & project which replaced the previous council’s eastern corridor, and it’s a partnership between the Auckland & Manukau city councils & ARTA – the Auckland Regional Transport Authority).
The first project will scope arterial road upgrades between State Highway 1 & Glen Innes, via Mt Wellington
In the second project, the 2 councils will work together to define the best route for improved links between Panmure & Pakuranga.
The combined design cost of the proposed projects to Auckland City would be around $1.8 million.
The Auckland transport committee is headed by Cllr Richard Simpson, elected under the Action Hobson banner in opposition to the previous Citizens & Ratepayers Now-dominated council’s proposals for a multi-billion-dollar eastern transport corridor.
The weekend council statement said Ameti was “the result of a complete rescoping of original transport plans for the city’s eastern suburbs. It puts greater emphasis on public transport, travel demand management & local arterial road improvements.
“The Tamaki Edge area is undergoing significant growth and is expected to have an additional 30,000 residents & 10,000 jobs by 2015. Auckland City is working to provide sustainable transport solutions to support a successful & prosperous city, with more travel choices for people living or working in the city. If the committee supports the proposed design projects, a recommendation will be made to the full council.”
Attribution: Council statement, story written by Bob Dey for this website.