Barker’s fo­cus is on pri­or­i­ties

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Norm Barker has been re-elected chair­man of En­vi­ron­ment Waikato’s Trans­port and Pas­sen­ger Trans­port com­mit­tees.

The re­gional councillor for the South Waika­toRo­torua con­stituency held the po­si­tions dur­ing the pre­vi­ous coun­cil term.

The com­mit­tees, which in­clude most of the district may­ors across the Waikato, deal with is­sues around trans­port in­fra­struc­ture, road safety and com­muter ser­vices.

Road safety is an im­por­tant is­sue to Mr Barker who said dur­ing the elec­tion cam­paign that a pri­or­ity for this term would be the re­con­struc­tion of the in­ter­sec­tion of state high­ways five and one south of Ti­rau.

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