Asset sales and Auckland transportPosted: July 14, 2013
28 June, 2013
The Editor, The Dominion Post
The one main objective of the National government’s two terms in office has been the sell-off of public assets such as the power companies. The recent offer to help pay for the cross town rail system in Auckland with proceeds from the sale of public assets shows they are even willing to risk compromise of certain other priorities, in this case the perpetuation of a car dominated transport system, in order to achieve this. This also reveals a concern that the asset sale process may bog down through lack of interest without this reassurance that it will go ahead. Don’t be fooled into thinking this offer indicates a real change in their transport or asset sale priorities.