1 June 2021: Your feedback – what we heard and what’s happening next in North West Auckland

Between 30 November 2020 and 1 February 2021, we asked for feedback across a range of proposed transport projects in North West Auckland.

Thank you to everyone who gave their feedback during this time.

We’ve prepared a summary of the feedback themes – you can read it by clicking here [PDF, 230 KB].

Following the public consultation period closing on 1 February 2021, we continued to engage with landowners and the community to answer questions and close the loop on their feedback. We’ll continue to share information as we refine our preferred routes and progress towards route protection.

What’s next?

The next step is to submit a Detailed Business Case (DBC) to Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency for approval, we expect this to be late 2021 to early 2022.

Thank you again for submitting your feedback. Ongoing engagement with landowners and the community, stakeholders and partners is key to planning the North West’s transport future together.


1 February 2021: Feedback now closed - thank you for submitting your views.

Thank you to everyone who gave feedback, our public consultation closed on 1 February 2021. All submissions are currently being analysed. You can view all comments and ideas that were submitted using our Social Pinpoint page here(external link)


30 November 2020: Have your say

Planning North West Auckland’s transport future together

Community feedback is open until 1 February 2021 on a range of future transport proposals for new growth areas in the North West.  

The North West is growing fast and over the next 30 years, an additional 100,000 people are expected to live in the area, along with 40,000 new house and 20,000 new jobs. We’re planning for this growth now and creating solutions for public transport, walking and cycling facilities and new and upgraded roads that will serve future generations. 

Our proposals will help ensure enough land is set aside for the future transport network.

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Help shape the future – tell us what you think

Create the future with us and help shape our vision for how Aucklanders will move around the North West and connect to where they live, work, study, shop and play.

Join the conversation on our Social Pinpoint page(external link)  

We want to hear your thoughts on each of these projects:

Alternative State Highway - a new route between Brigham Creek and State Highway 16


This proposed new connection will extend between a new interchange at the current Brigham Creek roundabout and State Highway 16 to the west of Huapai. It will move the existing state highway out of the Kumeū-Huapai town centre and enable a wider range of travel choices for the growing number of people who will call the North West home over the next 30 years.

Improving transport connections in Whenuapai

We’re proposing upgrades to Hobsonville Road, Brigham Creek Road and Trig Road, and upgrades and extensions to Mamari Road and Spedding Road. These upgrades will accommodate walking, cycling and public transport, enhance access to the state highway network and ensure future residents can move around safely and efficiently.

Improving transport connections in Redhills

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We’re proposing long-term upgrades to key corridors. In the future, Royal Road, Fred Taylor Drive and Don Buck Road will be upgraded to enhance access to walking, cycling and public transport and provide more transport choices to a growing community. The western end of Northside Drive will be extended to Nixon Road. This will create a key east-west connection from Whenuapai through to Taupaki and provide an alternative to SH16 through the northern end of the Redhills future urban zone.

Improving Kumeū-Huapai  

We’re planning now so that we have enough land set aside to undertake long-term upgrades to Access, Tawa and Station Roads. Access Road will provide a direct connection via Tawa Road to the new Alternative State Highway. We’re deciding on preferred routes for these transport connections.

Improving transport connections to Riverhead

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We’re proposing to upgrade Riverhead Road and the Coatesville-Riverhead Highway between the intersection with Kaipara Portage Road and Riverhead Road and SH16 to accommodate walking and cycling and create better access to key destinations and travel choices. These upgrades will improve road safety and create connections between town centres and the potential future rapid transit network.

Strategic connections in North West Auckland 

Creating an integrated system that can move large numbers of people and goods safely and efficiently will help deliver a truly multi-modal transport network. These are the proposed projects planned to help achieve this:

  • Potential future Rapid Transit Network
  • Alternative State Highway Corridor
  • Brigham Creek Interchange
  • Cycling and walking corridor

Find out more about these projects and how they create an integrated transport system. [PDF, 660 KB]

We’d like to hear what you think – join the conversation on Social Pinpoint(external link).

Ways you can have your say - feedback is open until 1 February 2021:


Complete a survey online - Have your say now:

Alternative State Highway Corridor(external link)

Improving transport connections in Whenuapai(external link)

Improving transport connections in Redhills(external link)

Improving Kumeū-Huapai(external link)  

Improving transport connections in Riverhead(external link)


Join the conversation on our Social Pinpoint page(external link)


Download and submit a feedback form by post to:

Te Tupu Ngatahi Supporting Growth, PO Box 105218, Auckland 1143

Freepost 100721


Contact us at info@supportinggrowth.nz or


Call 0800 GROW AKL (4769 255)

Community drop-in sessions - come and talk to us

If you would like to speak to someone in person, we’d love to see you at one of our drop-in sessions: 

Thursday 10 December, 5pm – 7pm

Te Manawa, Kohukohu Lane, Westgate

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Saturday 12 December, 11am – 1pm

New World Kumeū, 108-110 Main Road, Kumeū

NW community popup New World Kumeu 12 December

Note: Drop-in sessions will only be held if Auckland is at COVID-19 Alert Level 1.


What happens next?

Community feedback is important to us to help make decisions on preferred routes.

Early-mid 2021 we’ll share what we heard from everyone who provided feedback.


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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 Auckland's North West growth areas. 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 West 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 provision of safe and separated walking and cycling routes both for recreation and to provide access to key local destinations.
  • People thought that improvements should be made to the existing ferry services and terminals as a priority over establishing new ferry terminals.
  • Overall, there was strong support for future investment in a strategic public transport network for the North West. People had a range of views on whether the new Rapid Transit Network (RTN) should be bus, light rail or passenger rail.
  • People supported new key connections, including between SH16 and SH18 and an alternative corridor to SH16.
  • Safety, speed, congestion and cycling access are important to people when it comes to upgrading existing roads in the North West.

If you would like more detail, a summary of feedback is available here [PDF, 495 KB] 

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