NZ Urban Development news from the media | 17 May 2022 | Key milestones reached on vital transport projects


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Key milestones reached on vital transport projects

Minister of Transport Michael Wood has welcomed the opening of the tender processes for Auckland Light Rail and the Additional Waitematā Harbour Connections project, marking an important step forward in developing a future-proofed rapid transit network that will serve generations of Aucklanders.

“These two crucial projects represent a huge investment in a growing Auckland, allowing faster trips and reduced emissions, made possible by this Government’s firm commitment to shape Auckland into a thriving city where people have real options to move around the city safely however they choose to travel by car, on public transport, by bike or on foot,” Michael Wood said.

“The progress on these transformational projects follows the Government’s announcement in late January to bring forward planning of the Additional Waitematā Harbour Connections project to ensure a fully integrated transport network for Auckland, with faster trips and reduced emissions.

Government partners with Toitū Tairāwhiti to deliver up to 150 new homes for whānau

Up to 150 new homes will be built for whānau who need them most thanks to a new partnership between the Government and Toitū Tairāwhiti, Minister of Housing Hon Dr Megan Woods and Associate Minister of Housing (Māori Housing) Peeni Henare have announced.

Minister Henare and Toitū Tairāwhiti gathered in Wellington this morning to sign the partnership, which follows one with Ka Uruora signed last month to deliver up to 172 new homes.

“The housing crisis was decades in the making, and we are turning it around through housing policy reforms, and the largest Government investment since the 1970s. Our programme is working to get a lot more new housing built, and is also stimulating regional economies and our construction sector to help them recover from the impacts of COVID-19,” Megan Woods said.ū-tairāwhiti-deliver-150-new-homes-whānau

New artist’s impressions show Myers Park metamorphosis

Today, 28 April, Auckland Council has unveiled artists’ impressions of a groundbreaking new work of public art set to transform a utilitarian underpass at the northern end of Myers Park into an interactive experience of light and sound, opening this summer.

This artwork installation, envisaged as a ‘whakarongo environment’, is designed to evoke an ‘awakening of the senses’ in the Myers Park underpass.

Created by Graham Tipene (Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei) and a multi-disciplinary team, this unique artwork aims to offer a multi-sensory experience of the taniwha Horotiu – the kaitiaki (guardian) of the Wai O Horotiu stream.

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