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.

What’s next?

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.


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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 to Supporting Growth Programme

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on Auckland Transport and the wider Auckland Council whānau. As a result, Auckland Council is implementing an Emergency Budget which has reduced Auckland Transport’s budget.

Unfortunately, this means that the Trig Road upgrade, Redhills east-west connections and Redhills north-south connections projects are delayed and have now been put on hold. Planning and preparation to lodge the Notices of Requirement (NoR) are dependent on future funding decisions.

The Detailed Business Cases for all other projects in the northwest are continuing.

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 the future transport network for the northwest

In 2019, Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency released an Indicative Strategic Transport Network to support growth in northwest Auckland. It 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. Check out the map below to see the full network.

During 2020, we’ll be refining this network and engaging with landowners, stakeholders and the community – including information on timeframes and next steps – as each project within the network progresses.

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.

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Northwest 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. 

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