Opinion

Taxpayer biggest loser in Transmission Gully saga

Paul McBeth
Fri, 18 Mar 2022

Taxpayer biggest loser in Transmission Gully saga
The road will be an engineering marvel – a shame about the process getting there. (Image: supplied)
Paul McBeth
Fri, 18 Mar 2022
Taxpayers should feel outraged at how poorly they’ve been treated in the never-ending saga to build Transmission Gully.The road itself will be an engineering marvel, traversing 27 kilometres of highly difficult terrain and alleviating many chokepoints between Porirua and Paraparaumu north of Wellington. That much of the rest of the capital’s roading network is still decades behind where it needs to be to cope with congestion is a moot point.But the petty politicking between Labour and National, the corporate gamesmanship played by C...

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