Community consultation

Organisations are working together with the community to find out how to better connect the growing south-west and south-east Auckland.

The NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport are asking community groups to help the two organisations find the best transport solutions.

Transport Agency’s Highways Manager Tommy Parker says the organisation does not have a preferred option – motorway or otherwise.

"We are asking communities to work with us to find the best possible answer to an important issue that will affect jobs, the streets families live in, and the way people and freight can move safely around this area," he says.

Auckland Transport Key Agency Initiatives Group Manager Rick Walden says working openly with the community is a priority.

"We’ve heard what people have to say and we are responding to that immediately. We want to begin a more collaborative approach to discussing the issues and how best to deal with them together," he says.

"We want to work through issues like better public transport, walking, cycling and roading infrastructure with those communities.

"Our first step will be to meet with community leaders, schools and local boards as well as the Respect Our Community Campaign group to discuss how we can all best move forward together."

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