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Nicola Willis: Previous Govt "Sloppy" When Considering Cook Straight Funding

Publish Date
Fri, 8 Dec 2023, 5:43PM
Photo / Mark MItchell
Photo / Mark MItchell

Nicola Willis: Previous Govt "Sloppy" When Considering Cook Straight Funding

Publish Date
Fri, 8 Dec 2023, 5:43PM

Finance Minister Nicola Willis has raised concerns over the escalating cost of KiwiRail's Cook Straight ferry project.

She revealed yesterday that  the potential cost to the taxpayer is now many times what the Government initially signed up to and said the situation was “deeply troubling”.

Willis told Heather du Plessis Allan that she doesn't think "the proper work was done to thoroughly understand the options and the costs".

 

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