Auckland Transport and the NZ Transport Agency have released an Indicative Strategic Transport Network to support growth in North West Auckland.

Transport Network for North West Auckland

The network in the North West provides the community with improved transport in advance of growth while preserving the rural character of the area and keeping ecological impacts to a minimum.

Some transport connections will be prioritised to support accelerated housing development in Redhills and Whenuapai. This will integrate with new housing, employment, retail and commercial land zoning in the Auckland Unitary Plan.

 North West map
North West Auckland Indicative Strategic Transport Network [PDF, 1.8 MB]

The transport network is a 30-year plan for a well-connected system that will deliver great safety, accessibility and liveability outcomes in North West Auckland. It includes:

  • Proposed public transport facilities to support and rapid transit services
  • Further development of a walking and cycling network
  • Safety upgrades and improvements for the roading network
  • State highway upgrades including an alternative route for SH16 to support greater growth in Kumeū-Huapai

More information is in our latest newsletter North West Auckland Transport Connections [PDF, 2.3 MB].

Detailed descriptions of some of the projects included in the transport network plan are available below:

Other priority projects

While this network will be developed in the medium to long term, other priority projects are underway to improve safety and manage congestion.

Investigations for the City Centre to Northwest Rapid Transit line(external link) are at a very early stage and further work still needs to be undertaken to develop a business case.

While investigations are ongoing, short-term improvements for buses to support improved public transport in the area are underway.

The Safe Network Programme: SH16 Brigham Creek to Waimauku (external link)project will also improve safety and efficiency along this stretch of the highway for all road users over the next few years.

Other priority projects include:

Next steps

Over the next few years our programme will be progressing more detailed investigations and further engagement with project partners, stakeholders, landowners and the community, and will begin staged route protection [PDF, 54 KB] processes across all future urban growth areas and transport projects. View a more detailed timeline here [PDF, 57 KB].

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