NZ First Giving Priority To Penlink And Hill Street

New Zealand First will give high priority to getting the 7 kilometre tolled Penlink Highway back to the original four-lane plan instead of two.

“We agree with the local community and Auckland Chamber of Commerce that downsizing to two lanes is short-term thinking,” says New Zealand Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters.

“If we are going to do this project, then let’s do it right first time. 

“The land is there, the consents are there, the will is there and, according to the Chamber of Commerce, the money is there.
“All we need is for the National government to stop being obstructive.

“For over 20 years residents from Warkworth and surrounding areas have been angered and frustrated by the constant bottlenecks at the Hill Street intersection.

“My colleague, local list MP Tracey Martin, has praised the patience and tenacity of the Warkworth Area Liaison Group and the more recently formed ‘Fix Hill Street Now’ group.

“But the time for talk is over. New Zealand First will ensure that a solution is found for the intersection and funding made available,” says Mr Peters.