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About us

Planning Auckland’s transport future together

Young girl riding scooter on pavementTe Tupu Ngātahi means ‘to grow together as one’.

Te Tupu Ngātahi Supporting Growth is a collaboration between Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. Our alliance also includes consultancies AECOM and Beca and legal providers Bell Gully and Buddle Findlay.

Together, we’re proud to help plan safe, accessible and liveable communities for future Aucklanders. 

We’re responsible for investigating and planning more than 70 transport projects to support urban growth in Auckland over the next 30 years. We’re planning for future growth now, before new homes and communities are built.

Our transport projects will connect new communities, help Aucklanders travel by safe, low-carbon ways and deliver essential infrastructure to future-proof the economy.

Connecting Aucklanders to future communities

By 2050 Auckland’s population is expected to grow by another one million people.

Around 30 per cent of this new growth will go into future urban zoned areas (greenfield sites) identified in the Auckland Unitary Plan.

Auckland Unitary Plan(external link)(external link)

To connect future communities, Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi have outlined a long-term strategic transport network. It contains well-designed transport connections that are safe, accessible and sustainable for Auckland’s new growth areas:

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

Supporting Growth Programme brochure [PDF, 12 MB] [PDF, 9.1 MB]

Our Partners 

We’re working together with Manawhenua, Auckland Council and KiwiRail. 

Manawhenua plays a vital role as the kaitiaki for Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland. We partner with Manawhenua to ensure Māori cultural values and perspectives are considered and integrated into our transport network plans. 

Auckland Council (external link)(external link)is responsible for Auckland’s land use planning, which sets out the policy and rules to enable urban development. We work closely with Auckland Council to ensure our transport plans integrate with the council’s land use plans – to create high quality and more compact future communities with greater access to active and public transport options. This includes aligning with area structure plans where these are in place. 

KiwiRail(external link)(external link) owns and operates the rail transport network in Aotearoa | New Zealand. KiwiRail runs rail freight services and works with Auckland Transport, which operates the AT Metro passenger rail service in Auckland. We work with KiwiRail to deliver an integrated approach to transport network design, including proposed extensions to the rail network, improved rail facilities (stations and parking) and train services.