Auckland Council is considering selling off inner city carpark buildings to help pay its half share of a projected billion-dollar budget blowout for Auckland's City Rail Link.
The massive blowout in the country's largest ever transport project was revealed yesterday - officials citing increased construction and contingency costs, plus a decision to accommodate longer trains.
Mayor Phil Goff says one option is selling or leasing four inner-city parking buildings. The Automobile Association says inner city carparks in Auckland are already in high demand, and any sale or lease will lead to price hikes for drivers.
Kathryn speaks with AA principal adviser for infrastructure and motoring affairs Barney Irvine. Also with Mike Cohen, member and former chair of the Takapuna & Devonport Local Board.