TCC backs road protest group

The Tamahere Community Committee has moved to back the community action group calling for the proposed Southern Links road network to be ditched.

At its latest meeting the committee gave resounding support to a motion to support the work of Southern Links Acton Group and join its opposition to the road project’s east/west link through Tamahere “in its entirety”.

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Links road a waste: action group

The NZ Transport Agency’s final round of information days for the controversial Southern Links road network project are on this week.

In Tamahere, NZTA will be in the community centre on Thursday, May 24 from 2pm to 7pm, giving more detail on the location of the proposed network that a local opposition group believes is unnecessary and wasteful.

The planned inland freight port at Ruakura and its support network of the eastern arterial connector road combined with the new Waikato Expressway mean Southern Link’s east/west link through Tamahere is redundant, says Tamahere’s Southern Links Action Group.

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NZTA to give Southern Links detail

The NZ Transport Agency will hold its final round of information days for the Southern Links road network project on May 22, 24 and 26.

The local event, in the Tamahere Community Centre on Thursday, May 24 from 2pm to 7pm, will give more detail on the location of the proposed road network, including the width of the proposed land designated for the road corridor, the properties that will be affected and the types of measures that will be needed to mitigate effects such as noise.

A residents group opposing the road has already urged Tamahere residents to make it “crystal clear” to Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee and NZTA that the Tamahere and wider community strongly opposes the proposal.

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Group urges road protest

Approval to designate a route for the proposed Southern Links road network, which would cut through the heart of Tamahere, is expected to be sought from the NZ Transport Agency board next month, says a Tamahere action group fighting the proposal.

“Approval for a designated route is being sought yet the actual route is still to be determined,” said Michael Holmes, chairman of the Southern Links Action Group.

The group is calling on Tamahere residents to make it “crystal clear” to Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee and NZTA that the Tamahere and wider community strongly opposes the proposal.

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