Council considers transport funding
Mon, 16 Jul 2012 1:25p.m.
Auckland Mayor Len Brown insists he's doing everything he can to avoid rates rises, while still improving public transport.
He admits the council faces a $10-$15 billion funding gap, and are looking at ways of finding the cash.
Five options on the table are tolls, regional fuel taxes, congestion charges, development contributions, and additional parking charges.
Mr Brown says it's a total bill of $70 billion, but it's worth it.
“That’s roading, that’s rail, that’s bus, that’s ferry, that’s walking and cycling – so all the options for a full integrated system to unclog our roads,” he says.
Mr Brown says Auckland has opted for cheaper transport solutions in the past, and it hasn't worked out well.
The council will not make a final decision on transport funding mechanisms for another 12 months.
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16/07/2012 6:28:35 p.m.
Isn't it funny how again "Len Brown" has chosen Otara as the filimg spot for this segment!
16/07/2012 3:33:35 p.m.
Rents are already too high Len, people wont even bother to live in Auckland soon. It will just be infested with foreign students n poor wage workers, tenting in the cemetary. Businesses should be advised not to invest here, go straight to Aussie where all the skilled workers will be. It should solve the transport problem all in one go. Dont invest in Auckland is the message from the bottom of the heap.
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