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Auckland’s biggest projects granted lockdown exemptions

Oliver Lewis
Thu, 19 Aug 2021

A section of the new Central Rail Link tunnel emerging in Mt Eden (Image: supplied)
Oliver Lewis
Thu, 19 Aug 2021
Auckland’s two biggest infrastructure projects have been granted exemptions to continue critical work during lockdown.City Rail Link (CRL) chief executive Sean Sweeney said the $4.4 billion project had received permission from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to operate its tunnel boring machine at a reduced level.“The government ‘OK’ is a very welcome one giving us the assurance that a potential lockdown risk underground has been removed,” he said in a statement. Sweeney said the tun...

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