Auckland ranked high for living, poor for infrastructure

Auckland's comparatively poor world ranking for infrastructure will come as no surprise to people who battle the traffic daily.

Despite a ranking of three in overall quality of living, when it comes to infrastructure, Auckland comes in at number 43 in the Mercer Quality of Living report.

Stephen Selwood from the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure says there's investment in the pipeline with the Waterview Connection and electrification of the rail network, to be completed in the next decade or so.

"We'll have better transport outcomes for a while, but inevitably we've got a growing city here and we need to plan for the longer term, and it's probably that longer term investment where the big question marks are."

Stephen Selwood says adequate transport and infrastructure is what big overseas companies will look at when deciding whether to invest here.


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