Transactions - OCTOBER 3, 2022

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Preferred bidders selected for multibillion light rail PPP project in New Zealand

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Auckland Light Rail and Waka Kotahi have announced two bidders for the development of the next phase of the Auckland light rail public-private (PPP) project and the Waitematā Harbor connection PPP project in New Zealand.

“Advancing a modern and world-class rapid transit system and transforming the way Aucklanders get around their city, including crossing the Waitematā Harbour, has attracted two outstanding teams with significant national and international experience,” said a joint statement from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Light Rail. “Appointing the preferred bidders marks a big step forward to deliver two vitally important projects our city needs to sustainably grow and prosper.”

While Auckland Light Rail (ALR) and the Waitematā Harbour Connections are separate projects, together they underpin expansion of a rapid transit system better connecting road, rail, bus, walking and cycling links. The projects will encourage quality growth, give

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