Infrastructure investment generates wider benefits

Infrastructure investment generates wider benefits
A planned Warkworth to Wellsford expressway would connect with the new Pūhoi to Warkworth motorway. (Image: NX2)
Oliver Lewis
An infrastructure advocacy group has commissioned research suggesting the flow-on benefits of investing in two new roads could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the New Zealand economy. In a release on Thursday, the Northern Infrastructure Forum presented a report from the NZ Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) that suggested building the proposed Warkworth to Wellsford Expressway and Cambridge to Piarere roading projects would boost gross domestic product (GDP) by $497.1m and $486.7m respectively.This was largely due to suppl...

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