Warkworth’s current population is currently around 5,000 residents. It is projected to grow to a substantial satellite town (more than five times its current size). Around 1,000 hectares of future urban land has been identified for this growth, mainly in the north, northwest and south of the existing Warkworth town centre. Auckland Council(external link) is progressing the land use planning for this area in the form of the Warkworth Structure Plan(external link).
Auckland Transport and NZ Transport Agency have already progressed several priority projects as part of the Supporting Growth programme. These include:
Related projects being delivered outside the Supporting Growth programme include:
Options for new or improved transport connections being investigated by Te Tupu Ngātahi include but are not limited to:
The 2016 preferred network plan for Warkworth is available here [PDF, 769 KB], and an updated map showing connections being investigated by Te Tupu Ngātahi will be available soon.
At this time, there is no way to tell if a certain property will be affected in the future by one of these transport projects. The lines indicated on the maps generally show options for corridors, within which a future project could have several options for a specific location. Over the next few months, as we carry out the investigative work, we will start assessing potential alignments or routes for projects within these corridors, and engage directly and early with potentially affected property owners to let them know the next steps. For more information this process, see these Route Protection FAQs.
Have your say
Open days were held in Warkworth in August 2018 to share more detail on these ideas and options. See the Have Your Say page for more information, a summary of the feedback we received from the community, stakeholders and partners, and next steps.