Latest news – December 2019

Since the release of the Indicative Strategic Transport Network for South Auckland in July 2019, we have completed further technical work to progress the planning for projects within the Drury and Opāheke areas. This means that some projects are now at a point where a draft preferred option has been identified, and we would like your feedback on these.

Check out our ‘Have your say/South’(external link) page for more information and an online feedback form.

Transport Network for South Auckland

The network in the South provides transport options for travelling within the local area and to places further afield such as the Auckland CBD, the airport and inter-regionally to the upper North Island.

This transport network integrates with Auckland Council’s development of a structure plans that identify the mix and location of housing, employment, retail, commercial and communities in South Auckland.

 South map
South Auckland Indicative Strategic Transport Network [PDF, 2.4 MB]

The transport network is a 30-year plan for a well-connected system that will deliver great safety, accessibility and liveability outcomes in South Auckland. It includes:

  • Ongoing investment in the rail network and frequent bus services
  • A walking and cycling network
  • Safety upgrades and improvements to the roading network, including on key rural routes
  • Proposed new strategic routes including the Mill Road Corridor and an alternative route to Pukekohe, alongside other state highway upgrades

More information is in our latest newsletter South Auckland Transport Connections [PDF, 2.6 MB].

Detailed descriptions of some of the projects included in the transport network plan are available below:

Other priority projects

A number of other priority projects are already underway:

Next steps

Over the next few years our programme will be progressing more detailed investigations and further engagement with project partners, stakeholders, landowners and the community, and will begin staged route protection [PDF, 54 KB] processes across all future urban growth areas and transport projects. 

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