Treasury's warnings on Auckland light rail: Diluted accountability, risk of further delay

A NZ Herald article.

Treasury is cautioning the Government that its chosen way forward for Auckland light rail could “dilute accountability” and further delay a project that is already years behind schedule.

That is also the view of the Infrastructure Commission, which noted that Transport Minister Michael Wood’s attempt at an inclusive approach was not international best practice.

The concerns are revealed in Wood’s Cabinet committee paper, which also considers how to find the billions of dollars that will be needed to build it, including possibly raising petrol taxes.

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