Infrastructure and Transport
I will work with Government to accelerate the building of the City’s infrastructure. There is money available but we need to work with Government to get the investment. We need a world-class progressive compact city. We need to grow our economy, keep the city moving and create more jobs. As Mayor I will:
Get traffic flowing. Double-tunnel the Terrace and Mt Victoria tunnels and four-lane along Ruahine St to the airport, as part of the larger vision of four lanes from Transmission Gully to the airport. Even electric cars still need roads!
Sensible cycleways. I voted against the Island Bay cycleway because it didn't make practical sense and because I want an iconic cycleway that utilises the $36 million from Central Government, not piecemeal efforts that fritter away the fund. We can do better than trying to squeeze cycleways onto local roads.
Film Museum and Convention Centre. This will be a great asset to Wellington. It needs to be done on budget and on time.
Brand new additional 50-metre pool at Kilbirnie. Future-proof sporting infrastructure & attract international events.
Airport extension. The long-term view of Wellingtonians is the priority over the short-term view of some airlines. If the City contributes, our shareholding must reflect that. It can’t be a donation.
- Public Transport. Continue to advocate for efficient and on time service and the best possible options for the City.
- Work with Government to attract hotel investment and other tourism infrastructure.