Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says the Government’s planned investment of $8 million to acquire new aeromagnetic and petroleum data will greatly contribute to our understanding of geological prospectivity in New Zealand.
“Aeromagnetic surveys will be the main focus of this work, to provide more comprehensive data on our mineral resource,” says Mr Bridges.
Transport Minister Simon Bridges was today joined by Hon Nathan Guy, MP for ?taki, and project staff to mark the one year anniversary of construction starting on the MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway on the Kapiti Coast, north of Wellington.
The expressway will be 4-lanes and 18 kilometres in length, and will include an end-to-end cycleway, walkway and bridleway. It will be an important piece of infrastructure that will significantly improve the connection between the Capital and the Kapiti Coast.
Transport Minister Simon Bridges today took one of the last opportunities to visit Alice, the world’s tenth largest tunnel boring machine, that is building the twin road tunnels at Waterview, and will soon disappear back underground to complete the second tunnel.
Transport Minister Simon Bridges today welcomed news that the New Zealand Transport Agency has approved $5.4 million in funding for initial design of the Bayfair to Baypark link in Tauranga.
This investment will see two flyovers built on State highway 2; the first over the Maunganui-Girven intersection, while the second flyover will take State Highway 29 over the railway line and the Te Maunga intersection.
Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says the ASB Community Trust contribution to funding the insulation of houses in Auckland, as part of the Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme, is an important example of partnership between Government and community organisations.
“Nearly 2000 low-income homes in Auckland will be insulated, with the Trust contributing $1 million in funding. The proportion of Government funding will decrease from 60 per cent – the typical contribution as part of Healthy Homes – down to 33 per cent.
In the current National-led Government, Simon is Minister of Energy and Resources, Minister of Transport, Deputy Leader of the House, Associate Minister for Climate Change Issues and Associate Minister of Justice.
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