Infrastructure

Canterbury mayors want resilient roading cash

Oliver Lewis
Mon, 01 Nov 2021

Canterbury mayors want resilient roading cash
Flooding earlier this year around Ashburton cut off road and rail links to the lower South Island. (Photo: Getty)
Oliver Lewis
Mon, 01 Nov 2021
Canterbury mayors have escalated their concerns over the resilience of the local road network to the transport minister.Earlier this year, the South Island was effectively cut in half due to flooding around Ashburton, which damaged the state highway 1 bridge.The 2016 Kaikōura earthquake and the 2019 Rangitata floods caused similar disruption to the transport network, highlighting its vulnerability to natural disasters.BusinessDesk has obtained a letter sent by the Canterbury mayoral forum, a group representing 10 mayors from the region, to tran...

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