27 July 2017

From the Beehive - 27 July 2017

$231 million of improvements for SH1 around Kaikoura

The NZ Transport Agency Board have approved $231 million of improvements to State Highway 1 on the 60 km section between Clarence and Oaro. Transport Minister Simon Bridges says “The Government’s priority is to restore the pre-earthquake transport links to Kaikoura and its surrounding communities, and ensure these vital links are resilient long term. This investment is in addition to the $812 million reinstatement package announced in Budget 2017 and will help to improve safety, journey reliability, access and public amenities”.

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Crown company to invest $600 million in housing infrastructure

Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Local Government Minister Anne Tolley have announced that the Government will co-invest up to $600 million in network infrastructure for new housing developments. They will invest alongside local councils and private investors through a re-purposed ultra-fast broadband company. Steven Joyce says “Crown Fibre Holdings will be re-named Crown Infrastructure Partners and bring the investment skills and experience gained through the Government’s world-leading ultra-fast broadband rollout to the job of attracting private investment in roading and water infrastructure that open up big new tracts of land for more housing development”. 

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First Transport Project in Tairāwhiti Economic Action Plan nears completion

The project to replace the Horoera Bridge leading to the historic East Cape lighthouse will be completed during a four-day operation this week, according to Transport Minister Simon Bridges. The current bailey bridges will be replaced with a single-lane concrete bridge. This one of three Crown-funded tourism-related transport projects in the Gisborne-Tairāwhiti region.

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