The Government has announced plans to get Auckland's light rail project back on track.
Transport Minister Michael Wood has revealed plans to set up a new working group to create a business case for the project.
It will have six months to provide the Government with information on a preferred route, along with costs and funding options for the rapid transit system from Auckland's CBD to the Auckland International Airport.
The working group will comprise representatives from the Ministry of Transport, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and Maori, Wood said.
Which route would you prefer for the light rail project?
What do you think of the delays in getting the project back on track?
How will the rapid transit system to the airport benefit you?
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Downtown Auckland is going through huge transformation with its various streetscape and transport projects. But in stark contrast, several plots of land worth hundreds of millions of dollars have sat as car parks since buildings were knocked down in the 1980s.
The Elliott St car park sits on a 4417 square metre plot of land, valued at $82.5 million.
The land has sat undeveloped as a car park - where an hour will cost you $19 - since the Royal International Hotel was demolished in 1987.
It was purchased by Singapore company NDG Asia Pacific (NZ) Limited for $53m in 2012, and in 2017 the company was given approval by the Overseas Investment Office to build and operate a 52-storey, five- star Ritz-Carlton Hotel, with 300 guest rooms, four floors for hotel facilities, six for retail and five for car parking.
The development is expected to cost $350m, with the start of construction dependent on the completion of City Rail Link. However, the resource consent for the tower is due to expire in October.
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These images were taken this morning from my early morning walk.
This local business (on Sandringham road ) is obviously making the locals happy with their goods & services but using polystyrene cups and plates at this magnitude is a devastating blow for our environment and does very little for the rat and pest population we are constantly tackling in our community. As a business please review your practices, and be one that we can be proud of and not ashamed of.
Our garden in Mt Eden needs some regular attention by weeding and general tidy up each month. We have a green bin where weeds/leaves can go after each visit.
Ideally you’ll have some prior gardening experience, be punctual and reliable. Hours will range each month depending on how many weeds/leaves have appeared from the previous month.
Please private message me for details.