The concerns of Takapu Valley people don’t get a mention in the Transport Agency’s media release about community consultation on a new road that it wants to build between the Hutt Valley and Porirua/Tawa. The report downplays residents’ concerns and refers to “strong community support.” But the DomPost has this morning looked beneath the optimism. It reports the consultation showed “… ‘significant’ support for upgrading the State Highway 58 route over Haywards Hill rather than developing a new Petone-Grenada road.” This was despite SH58 being excluded from the consultation process.
Here’s the Transport Agency’s view of the consultation results. Read more »