Transport focus in first reveal of $12b infrastructure spend

By Paul McBeth | Wed, 29 Jan 2020


The government lifted the veil on the well-flagged transport component of its $12 billion of extra infrastructure spending in a programme seen as creating up to 1,000 jobs in the coming year.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was flanked by senior ministers, including her deputy, Winston Peters, and Finance Minister Grant Robertson, outlining the $6.8 billion of new spending on a mix of road and rail projects. Some were projects announced by the previous administration, but left unfunded.“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in New Zea...