Latest news: 8 October 2020

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on Auckland Transport and the wider Auckland Council whānau. As a result, Auckland Council is implementing an Emergency Budget which has reduced Auckland Transport’s budget.

Unfortunately, this means that all projects in Warkworth, Silverdale, Dairy Flat and Wainui are delayed and have now been put on hold. 

We appreciate these changes may cause uncertainty for landowners and we will be in touch when we have more information to share. If you have any immediate concerns please contact us on our freephone number, 0800 GROW AKL (0800 4769 255) or email

May 2020 update 

We’re progressing with our plans for future transport options in Orewa, Wainui, Silverdale and Dairy Flat. Our focus is on public transport, walking and cycling options and SH1 upgrades for north Auckland. Once we have our route options, we’ll be asking for community and stakeholder feedback.  

July 2019 update

As the Supporting Growth Programme moves into further investigations and route protection processes, there will be an opportunity for further stakeholder, property owner and community consultation. 


During 2018, we asked for feedback on ideas and options for the future transport network in Dairy Flat, Silverdale and Wainui. We talked to the community, Manawhenua, transport stakeholders and local boards. We held public open days, meetings and hui, and received both written and verbal feedback. Information about the options for the north that we consulted on in 2018 can be viewed on the Publications(external link) page. 

We valued your involvement and thank you for providing your thoughts. The general themes that emerged were:

  • There was strong support for a Rapid Transit Network north of Albany to both Silverdale and Orewa
  • Safety and separation are seen as important principles for a walking and cycling network, and people are particularly interested in urban and scenic routes
  • Most people support bus shoulder lanes being added to SH1 between Albany and Silverdale, and like the idea of any new lanes on State Highway 1 being added as "managed" or priority lanes. There was strong interest in the proposed upgrades to motorway interchanges
  • There is overall support for upgrades to the existing road network, including new connections across the motorway that will better connect the new and current areas.

If you would like more detail, a summary of feedback is available here [PDF, 106 KB].

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