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The City Rail Link (CRL) takes another significant step forward with the announcement today of the appointment of two construction consortia to commence the first phase of the CRL construction in the Downtown area.
Project director Chris Meale says there was wide interest from the New Zealand construction industry and Auckland Transport has appointed two Joint Venture contractors for the work; Downer NZ and Soletanche Bachy JV and Connectus (McConnell Dowell and Hawkins JV) for the first phase of design at a cost of about $3 million. The next phase will provide for a negotiated contract to construct the City Rail Link.
New Zealand needs to focus on managing big multi-million dollar projects more effectively, leading national major infrastructure development head says.
Stephen Selwood, chief executive of the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development (NZCID), says just as important as large investment is ageing growth in demand.
“Councils that have introduced volumetric water charges have been able to significantly reduce demand and consequently defer the need for capital investment. But most councils do not charge for water,” Selwood says.
“This means people tend to waste this highly precious resource and councils are forced into investment to support demand. Similarly on our congested roading network – we make roads free and then complain that demand is too high at peak and we pay through the nose in lost productivity and frustrating congestion.