Local roads of national significance

Talking Politics
with Sam Uffindell, Tauranga MP

This week Transport Minister Simeon Brown announced the launch of the coalition Government’s Roads of Regional Significance programme.

Building world-class infrastructure is part of our plan to rebuild the economy, which is why we’re launching our Roads of Regional Significance programme to sit alongside Roads of National Significance.

The RoNS built by the previous National Government are some of the best in the country, reducing congestion and improving safety.

The National-led Government recognises the importance of Tauranga and we are committed to progressing a number of projects.

This includes building a four-lane highway from Tauranga to Ōmokoroa, the Takitimu Northern Link Stages 1 and 2.

It also includes Tauriko West Enabling Works, which will allow for 2400 new homes to be built in Tauriko and set the foundations for a four-lane highway over State Highway 29.

We are also progressing a key RoRS by dramatically upgrading the intersection of SH1 and SH29 and proceeding with four lanes from Cambridge to Pairere.

This is all part of our big-picture goal to have a four-lane highway from Whangārei to Tauranga.

We recognise infrastructure is crucial to growing our economy, ensuring that our cities and regions are well-connected and thriving.

We are providing much-needed certainty of delivery to communities across the country that will benefit from these roading investments.

We are focused on growing our economy so we can reduce the cost of living crisis and fund the schools and hospitals that our community need.

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