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. 

In the meantime, click here to read the latest project update including a summary of public feedback [PDF, 349 KB].


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30 November: Northwest future transport plans are open for feedback

We’ve progressed our plans for northwest Auckland projects in the Kumeū-Huapai, Redhills, Whenuapai and Riverhead areas. Our next step is to prepare a Detailed Business Case which includes making decisions on preferred routes. To help with our decision making we’d like your feedback on our proposals.  

Check out our ‘Have your say’(external link) page for more information and tell us what you think.

Feedback is open now until 15 January 2021.  


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 info@supportinggrowth.nz.


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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