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2 March 2021: UPDATE on improving rail for southern Auckland

Community event now cancelled 

With Auckland now at COVID-19 Alert Level 3, we're unable to hold face-to-face community events.

Unfortunately, this means we've had to cancel our public drop-in event planned at the Drury Hall on Thursday this week.

Thank you for your patience. We remain flexible and will reschedule another face-to-face community event should Auckland return to COVID-19 Alert Level 1 before 26 March 2021.

More time to have your say - public engagement extended to 26 March 2021

We're following the Government's advice and will continue to find zero contact ways to share information with you about KiwiRail's work to extend electric train services to Pukekohe and the new train stations planned for Drury and Paerata.  

Public engagement is now open until Friday 26 March 2021 to allow more time to hear your views.

Thank you to those who have submitted feedback already on our proposals. If you haven’t yet, we’d love to hear your thoughts - click here to find out more and how to have your say.(external link)  


15 February 2021: Have your say

Feedback open on new train stations for Drury and Paerata 

We're working in partnership with KiwiRail(external link) to plan and deliver the future road and rail requirements to support expected growth in the Drury-Ōpāheke area over the next 10-30 years. 

This includes new stations for Drury and Paerata with park and ride facilities and bus connections. 

We’d like your thoughts on the facilities we’re proposing for each of these stations – things like park and rides, and ways to access the stations.

Click here to find out more and to have your say.(external link) t(external link)

Feedback is open until 12 March 2021. 

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8 October 2020: Update on the Supporting Growth Programme

These are unprecedented times for New Zealand and we are all adapting to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In partnership with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport, the Te Tupu Ngātahi Supporting Growth team is continuing to plan necessary future transport projects as these will help contribute to the economic recovery of New Zealand. However, we too are adapting to the effects of COVID-19 which has had a significant impact on Auckland Transport and the wider Auckland Council whānau. As a result, Auckland Council has implemented an Emergency Budget which has reduced Auckland Transport’s budget. 

Programme changes:

Unfortunately, this means that some Supporting Growth projects have now been put on hold. These include:  

  • All projects in Warkworth, Silverdale, Dairy Flat and Wainui.
  • Pukekohe Expressway and connections to State Highway 22 and the Pukekohe Urban Arterial.
  • Takaanini rail crossings (not yet started).
  • Takaanini Frequent Transport Network (not yet started).
  • Lodging the Notices of Requirement for projects in Redhills and Whenuapai within the northwest Housing Infrastructure Fund.

Projects that are continuing:

Keeping you informed:

Over the coming months we’ll continue to engage with partners, stakeholders and the community to share information and keep everyone updated on all projects.

If you have any questions please contact us on our freephone number, 0800 GROW AKL (0800 4769 255) or email


NW hero imageAbout the Supporting Growth Programme

The Supporting Growth Programme is a collaboration between Auckland Transport and the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency to plan transport investment in Auckland’s future urban zoned areas over the next 10 to 30 years.

Auckland in 2050 will look quite different to the Auckland we know today. The population is expected to grow by up to one million people.

Most of this growth will go into existing urban areas, however around a third will go into future urban zoned areas (greenfields) identified in the Auckland Unitary Plan. These mostly rural areas will be rezoned over the next few decades and are located within:

  • Warkworth
  • Wainui, Silverdale and Dairy Flat in the North
  • Kumeū, Huapai Redhills, Whenuapai and Riverhead in the northwest
  • Takaanini, Opāheke, Drury, Paerata and Pukekohe in the southern

In July 2019, Auckland Transport and the NZ Transport Agency confirmed an Indicative Strategic Transport Network – a shared vision for the future transport investments needed to support new neighbourhoods in the future urban zoned areas.

For more information, see the Supporting Growth Programme brochure(external link) outlining the network. 

Check out our vision for Auckland in this video:


Find out more about the transport network plan for each area by clicking on the links below:

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