Posted by CR Margaret Murray-Benge
Horrified at the unhelpful attitude of the speakers at the Omokoroa Future Focus meeting last week. We need a 4 lane road to Omokoroa and safe intersection upgrades in the meantime. With the regional council being the consenting authority they have enormous power and the ability to slow progress by delaying the decisions made by the Transport Agency. It is terrible and if Belk Road safety upgrade is anything to go by where they are now debating whether when a just over a metre is added to the exiting culvert it constitutes a dam. It now sits with the lawyers, costing time as the work will now be done in October and was supposed to be done before last Christmas. That is power gone mad, and if that is what they do when consents go in on SH2 it will delay safety, increase costs and leave us all further disillusioned. We want better from everyone from the Minister down.