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Scroll down to see latest updates from Te Tupu Ngātahi Supporting Growth. For more detail about projects planned for Auckland's growth areas, check out these pages:

 

4 June 2021: Government announces changes to New Zealand Upgrade Programme

Today (4 June 2021) the Government has made decisions on the New Zealand Upgrade Programme that will change some projects in southern Auckland.

To meet climate change and housing objectives, as well as manage cost increases and debt responsibly following COVID-19, the Government has decided to make the following changes:  

  • Mill Road will become a smaller scale project. The Government has decided on a new scope that will deliver a two lane northern section of Mill Road (Flat Bush to Alfriston, with safety improvements in the existing corridor in Takaanini) between Papakura and Drury upgrade SH1 and provide a shared path, and invest in Drury local transport upgrades, including walking and cycling and public transport connections, that support enabling additional housing.

  • The existing proposals for the three sections (Takaanini, Papakura and Drury) of the Mill Road project and the Papakura to Drury South Stage Two project, including Drury South interchange, will not be progressed as part of the Government’s New Zealand Upgrade Programme.

  • The Government has increased the level of rail investment to allow construction of three new rail stations in addition to rail electrification and a third rail line.

Read more about the changes to south Auckland projects here.(external link)

Click here for more information about the changes to the New Zealand Upgrade Programme.
(external link)

Further investigations and work is needed to confirm the next steps on the changed projects. This will take time but Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and KiwiRail will continue to work closely with partners, communities and potentially affected landowners on projects that are changing to establish what this means for them.

 

8 October 2020: Update on the Supporting Growth Programme

These are unprecedented times for New Zealand and we are all adapting to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In partnership with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport, the Te Tupu Ngātahi Supporting Growth team is continuing to plan necessary future transport projects as these will help contribute to the economic recovery of New Zealand. However, we too are adapting to the effects of COVID-19 which has had a significant impact on Auckland Transport and the wider Auckland Council whānau. As a result, Auckland Council has implemented an Emergency Budget which has reduced Auckland Transport’s budget. 

Programme changes:

Unfortunately, this means that some Supporting Growth projects have now been put on hold. These include:  

  • All projects in Warkworth, Silverdale, Dairy Flat and Wainui.
  • Pukekohe Expressway and connections to State Highway 22 and the Pukekohe Urban Arterial.
  • Takaanini rail crossings (not yet started).
  • Takaanini Frequent Transport Network (not yet started).
  • Lodging the Notices of Requirement for projects in Redhills and Whenuapai within the North West Housing Infrastructure Fund.

Projects that are continuing:

Keeping you informed:

Over the coming months we’ll continue to engage with partners, stakeholders and the community to share information and keep everyone updated on all projects.

If you have any questions please contact us on our freephone number, 0800 GROW AKL (0800 4769 255) or email info@supportinggrowth.nz.

 

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About the Supporting Growth Programme

The Supporting Growth Programme is a collaboration between Auckland Transport and the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency to plan transport investment in Auckland’s future urban zoned areas over the next 10 to 30 years.

Auckland in 2050 will look quite different to the Auckland we know today. The population is expected to grow by up to one million people.

Most of this growth will go into existing urban areas, however around a third will go into future urban zoned areas (greenfields) identified in the Auckland Unitary Plan. These mostly rural areas will be rezoned over the next few decades and are located within:

  • Warkworth
  • Wainui, Silverdale and Dairy Flat in the North
  • Kumeū, Huapai Redhills, Whenuapai and Riverhead in the North West
  • Takaanini, Opāheke, Drury, Paerata and Pukekohe in the South

In July 2019, Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency confirmed an Indicative Strategic Transport Network – a shared vision for the future transport investments needed to support new neighbourhoods in the future urban zoned areas.

For more information, see the Supporting Growth Programme brochure(external link) outlining the network. 

Check out our vision for Auckland in this video:

Find out more about the transport network plan for each area by clicking on the links below:

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