Looming deadlines for New Zealand Transport Agency funding
assistance are pressing the Dunedin City Council to identify
its transportation project priorities before considering
other budget priorities.
A multimillion-dollar cut to New Zealand Transport Agency
funding for Dunedin roading projects is a ''bitter pill to
swallow'', and could have implications for work programmes
across the city, Dunedin City Council staff say.
At least $40 million is being spent on roadworks by the
city council and New Zealand Transport Agency each year and
another $50 million on cycleways over the next decade - not
to mention the roll-out of ultrafast broadband. Debbie
Porteous discovers digging up Dunedin is big business.
The New Zealand Transport Agency recently released data to
the Otago Daily Times detailing factors contributing
to accidents on Otago's state highway network, as well as the
months in which accidents occurred. Leith Huffadine took a
deeper look into what the numbers mean.