Latest news for North West Auckland
We have lodged Notice of Requirement documentation with Auckland Council to protect the land we need for future transport projects in the North West.
The North West is growing – over the next 30 years an extra 100,000 people are expected to live in the area, along with 40,000 new house and 20,000 new jobs. As Kumeū-Huapai, Riverhead, Redhills, Hobsonville and Whenuapai continue to develop and grow, they will need a well-designed, sustainable transport network.
Well-connected communities enjoy lots of transport options. We’re planning essential transport infrastructure for these growth areas now - public transport, walking and cycling networks and new and improved roads will give people lots of options to move around safely and easily via a sustainable transport network. The map to the right shows our Strategic Plan for the North West.
Extending public transport connections and offering safe, accessible and sustainable travel choices, to serve future communities and to take action on climate change, is at the heart of the North West’s long-term transport network.
The majority of the proposed projects are yet to be funded for delivery. It is anticipated they will be considered for funding in line with the long-term timeframes for the rezoning and release of land by Auckland Council over the next 10-30 years.
Areas of the North West, including Kumeū-Huapai, Riverhead, and Redhills North future urban zoned areas will not commence structure planning until later in the decade, and are not expected to be development ready for a further 8-12 years as a minimum. Therefore, to inform the future transport network being planned by the Te Tupu Ngātahi Supporting Growth, Auckland Council has prepared a high level Spatial Land Use Strategy – North West.
The Strategy identifies locations for future centres and business land that the transport network will support and impact upon, however it is not a structure plan and is only intended as a high-level guide. Exact future land use and zoning will be confirmed through future structure planning and associated plan changes.
Te Tupu Ngātahi Supporting Growth has considered the Strategy and associated potential for land use change in its proposed network. View more information on the Spatial Land Use Strategy – North West. [PDF, 18 MB](external link)
A well-designed, integrated transport network is being planned now to transform how people move around the North West in the future. It includes these strategic projects which are anticipated to be delivered in the next 10 to 30 years to support growth:
A Detailed Business Case was approved by Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency in December 2021 that endorsed the preferred North West network.
Communities and stakeholders in areas including Kumeu, Huapai, Riverhead, Whenuapai and Redhills told us their transport aspirations for the area. This helped shape our initial transport plan for the North West.
The plan was reassessed and options refined, with feedback sought from the community, stakeholders, Manawhenua, local boards and transport interest groups.
Feedback summary report 2018(external link) [PDF, 105 KB]
The feedback was used to help finalise the indicative strategic transport network for North West Auckland
November 2020-February 2021
Feedback was sought on a number of the future transport proposals for the new growth areas in the north west. Several projects were consulted on:
This feedback, along with technical investigations helped with the submission of a Detailed Business Case to Waka Kotahi and Auckland Transport for approval
The Detailed Business Case was approved by Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, endorsing the preferred North West network.
Further specific feedback was sought from the community and stakeholders on our preferred route for the future Rapid Transit Corridor and associated station locations, along with the supporting facilities at each station and the types of connections needed to allow people to access it easily.
Notices of Requirement were lodged with Auckland Council.