8 Dec 2023

Auckland Council rejects plan for tunnels under Waitematā

From Morning Report, 7:18 am on 8 December 2023

Auckland council has comprehensively rejected the previous Labour Government's proposal for transport tunnels underneath Waitematā Harbour.

The council's transport committee voted against the proposal a day after a report showed it would cost $56 billion and didn't have the support of the Ministry of Transport or Auckland Transport.

Now it's back to the drawing board to find less costly plans for a second crossing. North Shore ward councillor Chris Darby seconded mayor Wayne Brown's opposition to the plan.

Darby spoke to Corin Dann.