The first meeting of Auckland Council’s Transport Committee, this coming Thursday, is shaping up to be a fascinating event. The very first item on their agenda relates to the business case for the CBD Rail Tunnel – which by the sounds of it has (finally) been completed.
Here’s a brief summary of what will be discussed: I’m hoping that an electronic version of the business case (or even the six page summary) is posted on the Council’s website as an attachment to the agenda in the next few days. Or, failing that, I hope that Auckland Transport get around to publishing the agenda and minutes of the board meeting they had last week.
Rumour going around says that the business case is pretty good for the project, despite the fact that its estimated cost is now up to almost $2 billion.
It will certainly be interesting to have a read through this long-awaited document!
Update: later on in the meeting agenda there’s a good table summarising the current state of the CBD rail tunnel project: