Billion-dollar Auckland tunnel canned – A planned five kilometre long tunnel under Auckland’s Mount Albert electorate has been cancelled by the Government, which says it is too expensive and will instead build on the surface. [Stuff Politics]
Bloody good on Steven Joyce, putting practicality ahead of politics. Labour on the other hand is playing politics over a road that was only a tunnel because Helen Clark decreed it so.
I am glad though that Labour has decided to fight for spending over a billion dollars more for the sake of a few houses. I’d like to see them justify to the people of Christchurch and Dunedin and even Wellington that it is beeter for them to pay $2000 more to build a tunnel so 200 state house tenants don’t have to move.