So John Key has today re-announced the Auckland plan, albeit delayed.
So the Central Rail Link is on. There’ll be a 2nd Harbour crossing that’s tunnels.
Combine it with Christchurch and Key’s spent about $10 billion this week. Bill English will be having a heart attack… but then, it’s all spending in the distant future on the never-never. They can promise what they like as they know there’ll be Labour-led government (be it 2014 or 2017) before they have to work out where the money comes from.
Indeed they can be sure that the CRL will be started before 2020, as any government involving Labour or the Greens will be getting onto it straight-away.
But still, nice that National’s finally seen sense, and a great win for Labour’s Len Brown…