Auckland plan for public transport


Public transport has come under the spotlight in a proposal for the Long-term Plan (LTP) 2015-2025

Auckland plan for public transport
Auckland

Auckland Mayor Len Brown has presented his proposal for Auckland’s next ten-year budget which includes options for public transport projects.

Brown’s proposal for the Long-term Plan (LTP) 2015-2025 sets out priorities for investment to support Auckland’s development.

The proposal includes $16.6 billion in investment for local and regional projects while capping average rates rises to between 2.5 and 3.5 per cent. 

"I share Aucklanders determination to see progress, particularly in public transport and housing, but at the same time I know they have no appetite for large increases in rates or debt levels," he says.

"This proposal delivers more investment than Auckland has seen in any previous decade, while keeping rates fairer and more affordable for all Aucklanders."

Brown says additional funding will be needed to deliver the city’s transport priorities and options are being developed for consultation later this year.

"We have suffered from decades of chronic under-investment in major transport infrastructure and every day Aucklanders tell me to fix the transport problem," he says.

"A basic network isn’t good enough for me and I know it isn’t good enough for Aucklanders.

"Later this year I will be presenting a second option for funding a more ambitious, fully integrated transport network that could finally fix Auckland and get it moving."

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