Puhoi to Warkworth PPP claim adds pressure to stretched land transport fund

Puhoi to Warkworth PPP claim adds pressure to stretched land transport fund
Paul McBeth
The New Zealand Transport Agency has provided for an $83 million claim on the unfinished $709.5 million Puhoi to Warkworth road, adding even more pressure to an already stretched budget.The project is the second public-private partnership used by the NZTA and, like Transmission Gully in Wellington, it appears to have run into delays and cost overruns even before the covid-19 pandemic shut down all activity for four weeks.In the NZTA’s December quarter performance report – released publicly this week – the government agenc...

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