20 Apr 2021

National defends Transmission Gully decision after scathing review

From Checkpoint, 6:12 pm on 20 April 2021

The National Party is defending its role in the Transmission Gully, following a scathing review that found the project was flawed from the get go.

An interim review into the 27km highway has found serious flaws at the planning stage of the public-private partnership project, or PPP, along with a lack of transparency.

Transmission Gully was the first motorway in New Zealand set for a public-private partnership model set up under the National government in 2012.

Labour says they are now having to clean up the mess.

Our political reporter Charlie Dreaver filed this report.