Prime Minister John Key believes Auckland's rail inner-city loop will happen - but not anytime soon.
Auckland Mayor Len Brown this morning tabled a $5.5 billion draft plan which he hopes will turn the city into the "most liveable city in the world".
The 254-page plan, which was launched at the new Auckland Art Gallery by Mr Brown and Local Government Minister Rodney Hide, includes the $2.2 billion central city rail loop, $2 billion of further waterfront development and $1.1 billion for central city development.
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