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The government's $24.3b transport spend

Brent Melville
Tue, 07 Sep 2021

The government has officially walked away from cycle bridge. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Brent Melville
Tue, 07 Sep 2021
Government’s contentious Auckland cycle bridge has officially received the heave ho.The planned $785 million bridge, to span the Waitematā harbour, was announced in early June, but panned as waste of taxpayer money.It has not been included in Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s national land transport (NLTP) spending programme announced this morning.Transport minister Michael Wood rolled out the full $24.3 billion plan to upgrade the country’s transport infrastructure with a planned 44% increase on the $16.9b spend for the three...

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