National is investing more than ever in Auckland transport. The Government has recently announced a further $375 million to accelerate Auckland transport projects. This investment will help the NZTA push forward with more than $800 million worth of Auckland transport projects. This will help to reduce Auckland’s congestion so that the benefits of those projects already underway including the Western Ring Route can be felt across Auckland.
As part of the Government’s transport package for Auckland we will be delivering projects on the Northern Corridor, Southern Corridor and State Highway 20A. We have also invested $1.6 billion into the electrification of the rail network, and new electric trains and stations. The $340 million Victoria Park Tunnel is now complete and is taking more cars off our central city roads. It is great to see such an unprecedented investment in Auckland’s transport network which is another sign of Auckland’s value as the country’s business and tourism hub.