“We wouldn’t be prepared to spend $1.5 billion to buy a by-election – it would be completely irresponsible.”
While Labour seems to regard that as a bargain.
The number of houses affected appears to be less than thought:
An alternative route for the 4.5km motorway, to be announced today, will probably require the demolition of at least 300 homes, against the 160 that would have to be cleared around tunnel portals.
So the difference may be only 140 homes.
Mr McDonald said that would make the motorway a wider issue for Aucklanders in the 2011 election campaign.
Please do make it an issue.Tags: Mt Albert, roads, Waterview