Between 1 November and 20 December 2022, we asked the community, Manawhenua, and key stakeholders for feedback about the proposed transport options for the Pukekohe Arterials, Mill Road (Bombay), the Pukekohe East Road Upgrade, and the strategic transport connections across the Franklin area.
Thank you to those of you that have provided feedback to us. You can read the summary of feedback here. [PDF, 858 KB]
We continue to undertake environmental and technical assessments and thank landowners for working with us to further our investigations. These investigations will help us make decisions to confirm the preferred options, which we will communicate with the community over the coming months. As we move through this important step, we will continue to engage with partners (including Manawhenua), the community, property owners, developers, and other key stakeholders.
The Pukekohe Detailed Business Case process is expected to be completed in mid-2023 and scheduled for consideration by the Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi Boards in August-September 2023.
By 2050 more than 65,000 people are expected to be living in Pukekohe, Paerata, and south Drury with around 12,500 new homes and 5000 new jobs expected as a result of this population increase. Areas of land across the Pukekohe, Paerata and south Drury have been zoned future urban to support planned business and residential growth.
Te Tupu Ngātahi Supporting Growth is working to protect land for modern, integrated, safe, and sustainable transport networks that will better connect future communities with options for walking, cycling, using public transport, and driving.
This work integrates with the Auckland Council Pukekohe-Paerata Structure Plan(external link) and Drury-Opaheke Structure plan(external link) and community aspirations that transport networks support the mix and location of housing, employment, retail, commercial, and communities in the area.
The timing for construction of the new transport network will vary and is dependent on the release of surrounding land for development and funding.
A number of transport projects are already underway or being planned in the area. Our programme will need to consider these projects, and work with them to transform transport for these communities. Projects include:
We are working towards lodging our Notice of Requirement (NoR)(external link) documentation to protect the land we need. Once this is finalised it will be lodged with either Waka Kotahi or Auckland Transport as the requiring authorities. An important part of developing a NoR is consulting with those potentially affected – the community, Manawhenua, businesses, government and community organisations.
We’re working with Auckland Council to integrate our transport planning with Auckland Council’s land use aspirations for the Future Urban Zoned areas of Pukekohe, Paerata, and south Drury as outlined in the Pukekohe-Paerata Structure Plan.(external link)
Te Tupu Ngātahi investigated an indicative strategic transport network for South Auckland in 2018. It was approved by the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport boards in 2019, confirming the need for investigations into 16 detailed business cases. Pukekohe, Paerata and south Drury are part of this broader strategic network.
1 November - 20 December 2022
Seeking feedback on the future transport networks in Pukekohe, Paerata and south Drury. Read the engagement summary [PDF, 858 KB].
December 2022 - January 2023
The project team will look at all feedback received and consider what changes should be made to the proposals.
January 2023 onwards
Environmental and technical assessments and engagement with Manawhenua, other partners, local property owners, developers and key community stakeholders will continue.
The Pukekohe Business Case process is expected to be completed in mid 2023 and is expected to be scheduled for consideration by the Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi Boards in August and September 2023.
Notice of requirement (NoR) lodgement is planned for October 2023.