Plans for a $60 million National War Memorial Park have been unveiled in Wellington.
State Highway One, running through several blocks in the city, will be rerouted underground and the park will be built on top.
At the early morning unveiling ceremony Labour's Grant Robertson paid something of a back handed compliment to the Government saying Helen Clark first mooted the park at the opening of the tomb of the unknown soldier in 2004.
Mr Robertson says it is great to see the commitment being carried on even though there has been a change of government.
The cost of under grounding a key section of Wellington road is being questioned by the Greens.
The Government's announced plans to build the green space and link the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior and other monuments together above Buckle St, which is currently divided by State Highway One.
It will be built in time for the 2015 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings.
It will cost up to $70 million to underground the road and Green MP Julie Ann Genter says the price tag is just too high.
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