North West Auckland

The northwest of Auckland is projected to be home to approximately 186,000 people by 2050. That means about 40,000 new homes are needed (and construction is already underway in some areas). Auckland Council has progressed the land use planning for some parts of this area – for example the Whenuapai Structure Plan(external link). In other areas, such as Kumeu-Huapai, growth is expected to be planned and provided over the longer term.

Auckland Transport and the NZ Transport Agency have already progressed several priority projects as part of the Supporting Growth Programme. These include:

Related projects outside of the Supporting Growth Programme include:

Options for new or improved transport connections being investigated by Te Tupu Ngātahi include but are not limited to:

  • Rapid transit network extensions from Westgate to Kumeu-Huapai and towards Albany
  • Alternative corridor parallel to State Highway 16
  • New Redhills connections
  • Improved Kumeu connections
  • Whenuapai new and improved connections
  • Upgraded East-West connections throughout the area
  • Upgraded North-South connection to Coatesville, Riverhead and the North Shore
  • Connections to ferry services and higher frequency ferry services
  • Walking and cycling network. 

A map showing the 2016 preferred network plan for the northwest is available here, [PDF, 1.8 MB] and an updated map showing connections being investigated by Te Tupu Ngātahi will be available soon.

At this time, there is no way to tell if a certain property will be affected in the future by one of these transport projects. The lines indicated on the maps generally show options for corridors, within which a future project could have several options for a specific location. Over the next few months, as we carry out the investigative work, we will start assessing potential alignments or routes for projects within these corridors, and engage directly and early with potentially affected property owners to let them know the next steps. For more information this process, see these Route Protection FAQs.

Have your say

Open days were held in September 2018 to share more detail on these ideas and options. See the Have Your Say page for more information, a summary of the feedback we received from the community, stakeholders and partners, and next steps.



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