Auckland harbour crossing plan racks up $36m and counting

Auckland harbour crossing plan racks up $36m and counting
The government is planning an additional Waitematā Harbour crossing. (Image: Getty)
Oliver Lewis
The New Zealand Transport Agency has spent $36.3 million on initial plans for an additional Waitematā Harbour crossing in Auckland.Reacting to the spending in an email, mayor Wayne Brown said: “It is a complete waste of money."“The tunnel suggestion is stupidly expensive and goes to the wrong destination.”The mayor also said the agency hadn’t bothered to contact the council, although figures the agency (NZTA) provided recorded a $150,000 spend with the council for urban development advice, and $216,000 with Auckland...

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