The international stage has got in the way of Jacinda Ardern’s hopes to front Auckland Transport executives for their side of the story on the Mt Albert town centre upgrade.
The Prime Minister – and the MP for Mt Albert – asked her staff to set up a meeting over community concerns with the upgrade, but the timing hasn’t worked out.
Rather than a session with AT, Ms Ardern is instead heading to New York where she will attend the United Nations General Assembly meeting.
The local meeting on the upgrade will still happen (scheduled at the moment for September 24) but it will be led by senior staff with members of the Albert Eden Local Board at their side.
The Prime Minister will be briefed on the outcome when she returns and will perhaps add some urgency to the quest for ways to improve traffic flows that doesn’t push even more cars on to quiet local streets.