State highway spending takes centre stage in new GPS

State highway spending takes centre stage in new GPS
The draft GPS includes a new pothole repair fund and activity classes. (Image: NZME)
Oliver Lewis
The government is proposing a more than $20 billion spend-up on land transport over the next three years, with a focus on new state highways.Transport minister Simeon Brown released the draft government policy statement (GPS) on land transport on Monday, a document outlining spending priorities from the national land transport fund (NLTF).The core priority of the GPS was economic growth and productivity, a departure from the approach of the previous government, which included more of a focus on climate change and emissions reduction. &ldqu...

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