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Call to bring forward Kirkbride Rd project

Wednesday, 28 April 2010, 4:26 pm | Auckland Business Forum

The early completion announced recently of the new Manukau Harbour Bridge currently under construction creates a great opportunity to bring forward other long-planned road improvements on the main route between central Auckland and Auckland International ... More >>

Waterview Connection to move into fast lane

Tuesday, 22 December 2009, 10:10 am | Auckland Business Forum

Confirmation of a final alignment for the SH20 Waterview Connection with 160 fewer properties required is welcome Christmas news, said Auckland Business Forum chairman Michael Barnett. He was commenting on a NZ Transport Agency Board announcement that ... More >>

Motorway Network Completion by 2015

Wednesday, 2 December 2009, 4:55 pm | Auckland Business Forum

Based on the information the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has shared today, the only conclusion to draw is that irrespective of what Auckland would like to do, a third harbour bridge is urgent, says Auckland Business Forum Chairman Michael Barnett. ... More >>

Moving Auckland Into The Fast Lane

Friday, 11 September 2009, 2:27 pm | Auckland Business Forum

Today’s announcement that the $1.4 billion Waterview Connection is to proceed as a surface-tunnel project is great news – “ it is a pragmatic decision that Auckland needs for moving forward,” said Auckland Business Forum chairman Michael Barnett. More >>

Motorway Funds Welcomed But ‘Cross City’ Unfunded

Thursday, 27 August 2009, 3:45 pm | Auckland Business Forum

Provision of funding for the design and construction start on the SH20 Waterview project was today welcomed by Auckland Business Form chairman, Michael Barnett. More >>

SH20: Waterview Connection By 2015 – On Track!

Wednesday, 13 May 2009, 5:15 pm | Auckland Business Forum

Friday’s opening of the SH20: Mt Roskill Extension on the Western Ring Route reinforces the urgency of completing the Waterview Connection by 2015 or sooner. More >>

Sh20: Waterview Connection By 2015 Business Case

Tuesday, 12 May 2009, 12:36 pm | Auckland Business Forum

The Auckland Business Forum is urging the New Zealand Transport Agency to use private sector expertise to help design the most cost-effective and innovative way to build the 5.3 km SH20: Waterview Connection to complete the Western Ring Route (WRR) by ... More >>

Waterview Connection Tunnel Should Be Dropped

Tuesday, 31 March 2009, 9:13 am | Auckland Business Forum

More than a billion dollars can be saved by abandoning the proposed SH20 Waterview Connection tunnel for a surface option More >>

Akld State Highway programme can be accelerated

Wednesday, 11 February 2009, 11:59 am | Auckland Business Forum

Commenting on the Government announcement to accelerate State Highway projects in five regional centres, Michael Barnett, chairman of the Auckland Business Forum, said there are also at least two projects in Auckland’s 2015 network completion ... More >>

SH20 Waterview Project Urgent

Friday, 30 January 2009, 2:46 pm | Auckland Business Forum

The Government decision to review the SH20 Waterview project is understandable given the $1 billion increase in its cost, said Auckland Business Forum chairman Michael Barnett. More >>

Risk Assessment Vital for Success of Waterview PPP

Wednesday, 27 August 2008, 12:41 am | Auckland Business Forum

Welcoming today’s government announcement that the Waterview Connection could well be New Zealand’s first PPP, project co-ordinator Tony Garnier stressed that the completion goal of 2014/15 for completing Waterview Connection project should be ... More >>

Vital Auckland State Highway Projects put at risk

Tuesday, 1 July 2008, 1:48 pm | Auckland Business Forum

Strong objections to the failure of Transit New Zealand’s State Highway Programme released today to confirm construction funding for two vital ‘ready to go’ projects was voiced by Auckland Business Forum chairman Michael Barnett. More >>

Publish Bridge Cycle Safety Risk Assessment

Thursday, 28 February 2008, 4:32 pm | Auckland Business Forum

Transit New Zealand has been asked to publish a Bridge Cycle Safety Risk Assessment before work starts on altering the Waitemata Harbour Bridge to accommodate bicycles and pedestrians. More >>

Motorway Network Completion by 2015

Monday, 3 December 2007, 2:54 pm | Auckland Business Forum

New harbour crossing – must cater for moving freight and commerce as well as commuters More >>

Motorway Network Completion by 2015

Friday, 19 October 2007, 11:24 am | Auckland Business Forum

The Auckland Business Forum welcomes the increased integration and certainty that will result from the Land Transport Management Amendment Bill introduced to Parliament yesterday. More >>

Newmarket Viaduct construction ready for start

Wednesday, 17 October 2007, 12:23 am | Auckland Business Forum

News that construction is ready to start on the $150 million duplication of the Newmarket Viaduct 12 months ahead of schedule is a welcome breakthrough in Auckland’s long struggle to fix its transport problems, says Auckland Business Forum chairman Michael ... More >>

Threat of long delay to Manukau Harbour crossing

Friday, 10 August 2007, 3:45 pm | Auckland Business Forum

The Transit New Zealand decision to remove the Gloucester Park Interchange from the SH20 Manukau Harbour duplicate bridge project due to be built before the Rugby World Cup in 2011 “is hugely disappointing,” Michael Barnett, chairman of the Auckland ... More >>

SH20 Manukau Crossing – Must be built by 2020

Monday, 2 July 2007, 2:56 pm | Auckland Business Forum

Auckland City and the Auckland Regional Council were today challenged to make a clear statement that they are committed to working with Transit to ensure the completion of the SH20 Manukau Harbour Crossing duplication before the Rugby World Cup in 2011. More >>

Motorway Network Completion by 2015

Monday, 7 May 2007, 11:25 am | Auckland Business Forum

Commenting on the Mayoral suggestion of setting up a working party for a third harbour crossing, Michael Barnett, chairman of the Auckland Business Forum, said there is no need. “There is a 3rd harbour crossing project on Transit’s programme, there ... More >>

Infrastructure Bonds helps Auckland road network

Thursday, 1 February 2007, 4:23 pm | Auckland Business Forum

The first Infrastructure Bond issue of $50 million announced today is “a long overdue innovative step in the right direction,” said Auckland Business Forum chairman Michael Barnett. More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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