NZ Urban Development news from the media | 2 November 2021 | Light rail recommended as best option to transform central Auckland


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Light rail recommended as best option to transform central Auckland

Communities can find out more about Auckland’s first light rail line, which is set to transform the way people move around the city over the next 50 years.

The Auckland Light Rail team has provided the Government with recommendations including a short list of three options as well as advice on delivery and cost. A summary of the recommendations is available on the project website.

The route and mode options consider the real need for expanding rapid transit in the future. The City Centre to Māngere line is the backbone of the network and will eventually connect with other lines to the North Shore and North West. Light Rail in a tunnel from Wynyard Quarter to Mt Roskill is recommended by the project team, as it gives the best transport and urban benefit, with the least disruption and the best fit with the network in future.

Let's Get Wellington Moving could see 21,000 new homes built along mass transit route

The Government believes 21,000 new homes could be built in Wellington if a light rail route to Island Bay is approved.

Modelling suggests a huge boost to housing is possible as part of one of four mass rapid transit options to be unveiled today, forming the heart of the Let’s Get Wellington Moving programme.

Three of the options include a light rail link heading from Wellington Railway Station to Island Bay, while the fourth suggests a rapid bus link.

Kiwi sustainable housing project featured at COP26

A new low carbon housing initiative launched today by Kāinga Ora is one of only 17 worldwide initiatives to be showcased in the COP26 ‘Build Better Now’ virtual pavilion at UN Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Housing Minister Megan Woods announced. 

Ngā Kāinga Anamata has been identified by the United Nations as an exemplar global sustainability project and will feature at COP between October 31 – 12 November.  

“If New Zealand is to reach its climate change goals, including net zero carbon by 2050, the building and construction sector must play its part,” Megan Woods said.

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