MP for Hunua, Andrew Bayly has launched a petition to save the Mill Road corridor project from Manukau and Flat Bush to Papakura and Drury, which is now under review by the Labour Government.
Andrew believes that this project is vital to meet the needs of the increasing population and business development in the Franklin area, and the pressing need to create additional capacity for the motorway network.
The proposed four lane highway from Mill Road and Redoubt Road through Papakura would take in Drury South and connect to a new intersection on SH1 between the Drury and Ramarama interchanges. It would be an important link of the upgraded South Auckland road network which is crucial to our communities.
The Government however says a number of planned road projects are under review, including the $955 million Mill Road corridor project.
“Over the past three years I have extensively lobbied for this transport improvement for South Auckland – our electorate is experiencing significant increases in population with more housing development projects currently taking place.” said Andrew.
“In addition, an estimated 5000 new jobs are to be created in the Stevenson’s Drury South business park development. If the Mill Road expansion does not go ahead, the subsequent increase in motorway congestion will represent a barrier to the business park development.” To add your name to the petition visit: https://andrewbayly.national.org.nz/mill_road_corridorSince 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