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27 October 2016

  • This Week... Transport is set to be a big winner in the Govt’s latest infrastructure spend-up. The Govt says investment in infrastructure worth more than $100bn is projected over the next 10 years. Transport has the highest value of projects in the pipeline, with a total of $14.9bn of planned work.
  • NZ Port for the Future is how Port of Tauranga chairman David Pilkington sees the evolution of NZ’s largest and fastest growing port through its $350m investment programme, its extensive land holdings in Tauranga, and its rail-linked MetroPort facility in Auckland. The dredging project to deepen and widen the shipping channels of Tauranga Harbour is complete, bringing the five-year, $350m capital expansion programme to a conclusion.
  • South Port NZ reports it has converted rising trade volumes into bottom-line results by making incremental efficiency gains. The company which operates the port of Bluff has recorded its best ever financial performance, surpassing $8m in net earnings.
  • And NZ Council for Infrastructure Development CEO Stephen Selwood has come out strongly in favour of motorway tolls for Auckland. He says ”introduction of dynamic motorway tolls in Auckland would help decongest our road network and provide the quickest, most efficient and most equitable way to bridge the annual $400m transport investment funding gap.”

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