Advocating on behalf of business
We welcome the announcement of a hardship fund for businesses affected by CRL construction, after our vocal lobbying and petition for Auckland Council and Government to take this initiative. You may have seen stories about this in the media lately (see recent media coverage here).
Petitioning Parliament to support business
On 12 November 2019, The Hon Nikki Kaye, MP for Auckland Central, presented our petition to Parliament, calling for assistance for businesses severely impacted by CRL construction. After months of urging the Minister of Transport to show human decency and support for businesses severely impacted by City Rail Link construction, we were given no choice but to petition Parliament to seek action.
The petition asked central government to commit, along with Auckland Council, to enable City Rail Link to provide appropriate business disruption support - with a robust mechanism with clear criteria - from the project budget.
For more information or if you have any questions
If you’d like to talk more about what we are doing to support businesses in the Albert Street area, or you would like to discuss any aspect of the CRL project please do get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org