Auckland Transport Under Fire

Given that one of the Oratia R&R’s persistent problems is the lack of real community consultation undertaken by the Council and CCOs, this story is pertinent.

The Herne Bay Residents Association is taking on Auckland Transport – a Council Controlled Organisation – over its lack of public consultation.

From “The Aucklander”:

“Auckland Transport is being asked to improve its communication with the public by agreeing to the formation of a community liaison committee.

Herne Bay Residents Association chair Christine Cavanagh says the committee is vital given the council organisation’s “poor performance in the whole sorry saga” relating to the Wellington St on-ramp’s closure. It would comprise representatives from groups affected by the on-ramp’s re-opening, due on October 6.

Western Bays Community Group and the Automobile Association share her concerns about Auckland Transport (AT), with the AA’s Auckland transport spokesperson labelling the organisation’s culture “unhealthy”.

They and Auckland Council’s transport chair, Mike Lee, also criticise AT for excessive secrecy in dealing with matters that affect the public.”

Read the full story in The Aucklander.

Read Herne Bay Residents Association’s presentation to Auckland Transport.