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Latest news – 28 September

Your feedback – what we heard and what’s happening next in southern Auckland

Between 18 May and 19 June 2020, we asked for feedback across a range of proposed transport projects in southern Auckland.

Thank you to everyone who gave their feedback during this time.

We’ve prepared a summary of the feedback we received; you can find read it by clicking here [PDF, 342 KB].

Over the coming months we’ll continue to engage with the community to close the loop on your feedback. We’ll continue to share information as we refine our preferred options and progress towards route protection.

Some priority projects, such as Mill Road, are happening sooner than others and will help unlock growth in southern Auckland.

Mill Road corridor is moving forward

As part of the Government’s NZ Upgrade Programme(external link) investment announcement in January 2020, Mill Road will be delivered by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and plans for construction are now being finalised. 

Over the coming months, ecological and ground investigations will be carried out to understand the environment in and around the Mill Road corridor. This information along with feedback from the May – June 2020 public engagement(external link) will help to confirm the preferred route.

Click here for an update on Mill Road and the next steps for the project.(external link)

Thank you again for submitting your feedback. Ongoing engagement with property owners, communities, stakeholders and partners during this time is key to working together to plan the future transport for southern Auckland.


17 June 2020 

Our online conversation with Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore on planning southern Auckland’s transport future together

Last week we hosted our first online community conversation, facilitated by Auckland’s Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore. We received 126 questions before and during the event and lots of messages about what you liked, suggestions on how to do things better, and requests for more engagement. We also heard your frustrations about not having your questions answered during the live session.

We’ve taken this feedback onboard and will host another three on-line sessions which will have a focus on answering questions.  Please complete this brief survey(external link) by Monday 22 June so we can make sure we cover the right topics and schedule the sessions for a time that suits most people.

As promised, you can watch a recording of the session here(external link) and read a summary of the questions and answers here(external link)

The second set of questions and answers can also be found here [PDF, 240 KB].

28 May 2020 

We’re progressing with our plans for future transport options in Orewa, Wainui, Silverdale and Dairy Flat. Our focus is on public transport, walking and cycling options and SH1 upgrades for North Auckland.  

Check out the North Auckland page for information  

13 May 2020 

We’ve progressed southern Auckland projects in the Drury-Opāheke, Pukehohe-Paerata and Takaanini areas. Some projects are now funded through the NZ Upgrade Programme(external link) and some projects have identified a preferred option, and we’d like your feedback on these.  

Check out our ‘Have your say’ page for more information. 

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 North West
  • Takaanini, Opāheke, Drury, Paerata and Pukekohe in the South

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. Our media release is available  here(external link).

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:

Warkworth Area 01

North Area 01 NW snip

South Area 01

Warkworth North Auckland North West Auckland South Auckland



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