About the Supporting Growth Programme
The Supporting Growth Programme is a collaboration between Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency(external link), Auckland Transport(external link) and Auckland Council(external link) to investigate, plan and deliver the transport services needed to support Auckland’s future urban growth areas over the next 30 years.
Warkworth, the north, northwest and southern Auckland have been earmarked for future urban growth. This means that in 2046, the population in Warkworth is anticipated to increase from 5,300 to 22,000, the north is anticipated to increase from 6,400 to 112,000, the northwest from 9,000 to approximately 94,000 and in southern Auckland an expected population increase from 85,500 to 212,000.
Here's a timeline of progress to date:
2019: Indicative corridors are endorsed by the Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi boards and the Indicative Strategic Transport Network 2019 is announced.
The Indicative Strategic Transport Network seeks to provide a range of transport choices that are intended to be developed and delivered over the next 10 to 30 years. More than 70 future projects are proposed including safety upgrades, new or upgraded public transport connections, walking and cycling links, upgraded roads and state highways. It is a well-connected system that delivers safety, accessibility and liveability outcomes by focusing on:
The Indicative Strategic Transport Network builds on several years of intensive planning stages by Auckland Transport, the Waka Kotahi, Auckland Council and our partners, stakeholders and the community.
2018: The next stage of the planning programme got underway with a planning alliance announced by Auckland’s Mayor and the Transport Minister, with the goal of reassessing these plans in light of the latest growth predictions for these areas (which had increased since 2016), as well as updating them in line with new regional and national transport priorities and policies which have a significant bearing on the strategic approach to transport planning. These include the new Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport, and the Auckland Transport Alignment Project 2018 (ATAP), both which have a strong focus on:
Through the course of 2018, we:
2016: The programme (then called Transport for Future Urban Growth) worked to identify community aspirations and develop initial high level transport plans that could support future urban growth in Warkworth, the north, the northwest and southern Auckland.