A group of climate activists has filed a legal challenge against the Government’s decision to build the controversial $1.35 billion Mill Rd project, Stuff reports. The 21.5 kilometre Mill Rd arterial route, which will provide an alternative road between Manukau and Drury, will run parallel to the east of State Highway 1. It is expected to start construction in 2022 and be completed by 2028. All Aboard Aotearoa, a coalition of climate and transport advocacy groups, filed a judicial review application against Waka Kotahi and the Government in the Wellington High Court on Thursday, claiming the decision to fund the project is in contradiction with the Zero Carbon Act. The group is composed of Generation Zero, Lawyers for Climate Action, Bike Auckland, Women in Urbanism, MOVEMENT and Greenpeace.
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