(external link)We’re proud to be helping plan the transport infrastructure that will be needed to create safe, accessible and liveable communities for future Aucklanders.
We want your feedback on the future transport networks in Pukekohe, Paerata and south Drury.
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.
We are currently asking for your feedback on a number of projects as part of the future transport network in Pukekohe, Paerata and south Drury:
Drury-Paerata Link and State Highway 22 Connection
(external link)The Drury-Paerata Link is a road providing a connection between the future communities in Drury and Paerata. The new road provides regional connectivity between Drury West and Paerata growth areas, reducing travel on existing rural roads.The State Highway 22 Connection is a road between the new Drury-Paerata Link and SH22. This two-lane connection with walking and cycling includes the addition of a new section of road and an upgrade of Sim Road.
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 - 13 December 2022
Seeking feedback on the future transport networks in Pukekohe, Paerata and south Drury.
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 early 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.