Auckland Council released the final proposal for their ten-year budget last week, with a focus on transport, housing and the environment.
The $26 billion budget will see a historic level of investment in Auckland, council say. Within that, Franklin is set to benefit from a multi-million investment in public facilities.
Investment for Franklin over the next decade includes the electrification of the Pukekohe to Papakura train line, and purchase of new carriages, $100 million of funding from the Regional Fuel Tax for the Mill Road Corridor, $90 million of regional funding to address issues with climate change on coastal areas, $4.3 million for regional grants and $3.7 million for surf life saving.
Deputy Mayor and Franklin Ward Councillor Bill Cashmore says it’s pleasing to see Franklin receive a significant amount of investment from the 10-year Budget.
“Franklin is not only one of Auckland’s largest wards, but also one of its most important, so it’s great to see there will be ongoing funding into renewing and upgrading our public amenities and transport infrastructure,” he said. “This region may contain some of Auckland’s best-kept secrets for tourists and visitors alike, but it’s heartening Auckland Council hasn’t overlooked the funding needs of this area.”
The final 10-year Budget will be approved on 28 June.