The decision approves an investment of $17.9 million to build the first stage of the spine road as part of the Drury South business and residential development. The funding will be recouped from development contributions.
Mayor Phil Goff said, “Auckland needs houses and we’re acting now for the fast delivery of new homes in our city.
“This decision is about getting houses built quickly and paving the way for the Drury South development to be the first project that will go through the government’s special purpose vehicle, Crown Infrastructure Partners.
“The funding of $17.9 million for the spine road will ensure the Drury South development does not miss the summer construction window and new homes in South Auckland can be developed quickly.
Deputy Mayor and Franklin ward councillor Bill Cashmore said, “Today’s decision is great news for south Auckland. It means the Drury South development will put houses on the ground quickly and ultimately create employment opportunities for 5000 people.”Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post