4 June 2021: Government announces changes to New Zealand Upgrade Programme
Today (4 June 2021) the Government has made decisions on the New Zealand Upgrade Programme that will change some projects in southern Auckland.
To meet climate change and housing objectives, as well as manage cost increases and debt responsibly following COVID-19, the Government has decided to make the following changes:
Further investigations and work is needed to confirm the next steps on the changed projects. This will take time but Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and KiwiRail will continue to work closely with partners, communities and potentially affected landowners on projects that are changing to establish what this means for them.
1 June 2021: Your feedback – what we heard and what’s happening next in North West Auckland
Between 30 November 2020 and 1 February 2021, we asked for feedback across a range of proposed transport projects in North West Auckland.
Thank you to everyone who gave their feedback during this time.
We’ve prepared a summary of the feedback themes – you can read it by clicking here [PDF, 230 KB].
Following the public consultation period closing on 1 February 2021, we continued to engage with landowners and the community to answer questions and close the loop on their feedback. We’ll continue to share information as we refine our preferred routes and progress towards route protection.
The next step is to submit a Detailed Business Case (DBC) to Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency for approval, we expect this to be late 2021 to early 2022.
Thank you again for submitting your feedback. Ongoing engagement with landowners and the community, stakeholders and partners is key to planning the North West’s transport future together.
29 March 2021: Thank you for your feedback on improving rail in southern Auckland
Public engagement on new train stations now closed
Thank you for sharing your views and submitting feedback on our proposals for new train stations for Drury and Paerata.
Feedback is now closed and we're reviewing the comments and ideas we've received. We'll share a summary of what we've heard from the community and landowners along with next steps for the project over the coming weeks.
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.
Feedback is open until Friday 26 March 2021.
17 December: Update on new train stations for Drury and Paerata
Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, in partnership with KiwiRail, have been continuing the planning for new train stations for Drury and Paerata.
The project is part of the Government’s New Zealand Upgrade Programme(external link) and will work with the electrification of the rail network from Papakura to Pukekohe that is already underway. Both projects are part of a long-term plan to improve transport in the Drury-Ōpāheke area over the next 10-30 years.
This is a complex project and we’re making good progress to confirm the footprints for the new stations and the supporting facilities. We’re taking the time to ensure we make the right decisions and in the coming months we’ll be undertaking preliminary work to investigate the intended locations for new train stations between Papakura and Pukekohe. These investigations will provide us with more information to help us develop the station designs.
We’ll continue to share information as we refine the station footprints and will provide another update early-2021.
30 November 2020 - 1 February 2021: Public engagement on northwest future transport plans
Thank you to everyone who gave feedback, our public consultation closed on 1 February 2021.
More information on the plans for northwest Auckland projects in the Kumeū-Huapai, Redhills, Whenuapai and Riverhead areas can be found on the 'Have your say'(external link) page.
Our next step is to prepare a Detailed Business Case which includes making decisions on preferred routes. Your feedback will help with our decision making on our proposals.
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.
Unfortunately, this means that some Supporting Growth projects have now been put on hold. These include:
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 email@example.com.
Find out more about Auckland's Growth Areas
Warkworth, the north, northwest and southern Auckland have been earmarked for future urban growth.
Click on the links to the right to find out more about the transport network plan to support future urban growth in Warkworth, the north, the northwest and southern Auckland, and the priority projects already underway.
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