Link road win?

A four-lane Matakana link road could be back on the cards, thanks to intensive local lobbying and liaison with Auckland Transport (AT).

Rodney Councillor Greg Sayers told a Matakana Community Group meeting on Thursday, February 7 that as a result of the community meeting held at the Bridgehouse in November and “a lot of meetings” since, AT had listened and was prepared to be flexible. He revealed AT was returning to Warkworth to put forward a revised plan last Friday morning, as Mahurangi Matters went to press.

“We believe there will be good news at that meeting,” Cr Sayers said. “We believe AT has listened to us and will come up with a positive solution. It looks like we will get what we want. It may not be absolutely everything, but it will not just be two lanes.”

Rodney Local Board chair Beth Houlbrooke agreed.

“They appear to have listened. They have constraints to work within, but I think we have made some good progress. It may not be perfect, but we have made significant steps.”

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