Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has promised “significant progress” within three years on Wellington’s proposed Mt Victoria and Basin Reserve tunnels, and increased wages to help solve the city’s bus driver shortage.
That is nonsense. He signed up to a plan from his mates in Labour and Greens that means there is no work on Mt Vic tunnel for at least a decade. And it may not even allow cars in it.
Calvert said she was wary of Lester’s promises, given he had also pledged duplicate Terrace and Mt Victoria tunnels three years ago.
“Why would he deliver on these promises when he didn’t deliver on his pledges from three years ago? To me, it’s all a bit wishy-washy.”
Wellington needs a Mayor who will stand up to the Government on transport priorities.