29 March 2021: Thank you for your feedback

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 March 2021: Come and talk to us at our Drury community event

Improving rail for southern Auckland

With Auckland at Alert Level 1, we're delighted we can hold face-to-face community events again.

Visit us on Tuesday 23 March from 4:30pm – 6:30pm at the Drury Hall, 10 Tui Street to find out more about the proposals for the new stations for Drury and Paerata and KiwiRail's work to extend electric train services to Pukekohe.

Our project team, including members from Auckland Transport, KiwiRail and Supporting Growth will be on hand to answer your questions and listen to your feedback.

We look forward to seeing you.

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2 March 2021: More time to have your say - feedback extended to 26 March 2021

New train stations for Drury and Paerata

We're following the Government's advice and will continue to find zero contact ways to share information with you about the new train stations planned for Drury and Paerata and KiwiRail's work to extend electric train services to Pukekohe.    

Public engagement is now open until Friday 26 March 2021 to allow more time to hear your views.

Thank you to those who have submitted feedback already on our proposals. If you haven’t yet, we’d love to hear your thoughts - click here to find out more and how to have your say.(external link)  


28 February 2021: Community event cancelled 

Improving rail for southern Auckland

Unfortunately due to Auckland's COVID-19 Alert Level 3, our public drop-in event planned at the Drury Hall on Thursday 4 March is cancelled.

Thank you for your patience. We remain flexible and will reschedule another face-to-face community event should Auckland return to COVID-19 Alert Level 1 before 26 March 2021.


24 February 2021: Rail online information session – answering your questions

On Saturday 20 February we co-hosted our second public online information session with KiwiRail(external link) to answer your questions about work to extend electric trains to Pukekohe and planned new stations for Drury and Paerata.

If you missed the session, you can watch a video recording(external link) here.

An overview of the questions and answers on electrification between Papakura and Pukekoheare available here(external link).


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.

Click here to find out more and to have your say.(external link) t(external link)

Feedback is open until 26 March 2021. 

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1 February 2021: Feedback for northwest Auckland is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback. More information on the consultation can be found on the 'Have your say' page. 

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30 November 2020: Have your say on northwest Auckland transport plans

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.


28 September 2020: Your feedback – what we heard and what’s happening next in southern Auckland

Between 18 May and 19 June 2020, we asked for feedback across a range of proposed transport projects in southern Auckland.

Thank you to everyone who gave their feedback during this time.

We’ve prepared a summary of the feedback we received - you can find read it by clicking here [PDF, 342 KB](external link).

Over the coming months we’ll continue to engage with the community to close the loop on your feedback. We’ll continue to share information as we refine our preferred options and progress towards route protection.

Some priority projects, such as Mill Road, are happening sooner than others and will help unlock growth in southern Auckland.

Mill Road corridor is moving forward

As part of the Government’s New Zealand Upgrade Programme(external link)(external link) investment announcement in January 2020, Mill Road will be delivered by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and plans for construction are now being finalised. 

Over the coming months, site investigations will be carried out to understand the environment in and around the Mill Road corridor. This information along with feedback from the May – June 2020 public engagement(external link)(external link) will help to confirm the preferred route.

Click here for an update on Mill Road and the next steps for the project.(external link)(external link)

Thank you again for submitting your feedback. Ongoing engagement with property owners, communities, stakeholders and partners during this time is key to working together to plan the future transport for southern Auckland.


12 June 2020: More time to have your say on southern Auckland transport plans 

Community feedback is open until 19 June 2020 on a range of transport proposals that will transform southern Auckland.  

There's now more time to have your say on southern Auckland projects in the Drury-Ōpāheke, Pukehohe-Paerata and Takaanini areas. Due to an overwhelming response we've extended public engagement until Friday 19 June.

Thank you to those who have submitted feedback already on our transport proposals.

If you haven’t yet, we’d love to hear your thoughts.

Check out our ‘Have your say’(external link) page for more information. 


18 May 2020: Have your say on southern Auckland transport plans 

We’ve progressed southern Auckland projects in the Drury-Opāheke, Pukehohe-Paerata and Takaanini areas. Some projects are now funded through the New Zealand Upgrade Programme(external link) and some projects have identified a preferred option, and we’d like your feedback on these.  

Check out our ‘Have your say’ page for more information. 


January 2020 update: Consultation now closed on Drury and Ōpāheke projects

In December 2019 and January 2020, we sought feedback on the draft preferred option for projects within the Drury and Ōpāheke areas. Thank you to those who provided feedback - we are now collating this and will use it to check we haven't missed anything important for these projects which are being progressed through Detailed Business Cases. 

Click here for further information for each project in the Drury and Ōpāheke areas.

July 2019 update

As the Supporting Growth Programme moves into further investigations and route protection processes, there will be an opportunity for further stakeholder, property owner and community consultation.

2018 Consultation

From August to October 2018, we held a new round of consultation with feedback surveys and a series of open days for each of the Warkworth, North, North West and South growth areas. The purpose was to seek feedback on the project options being investigated for each of the items originally identified in the 2016 Preferred Transport Network Plans. It also provided an update on what’s happened since 2016, Auckland Council(external link)’s Structure Planning process, and what the next steps are in our programme. 

Click on the links on the right for further information about the 2018 consultation in each area. 

2015/2016 Consultation

When the Supporting Growth programme began in 2015, Manawhenua, local boards, the public and a wide range of stakeholders were involved and consulted in the development of the preferred network for each area. A summary of the results of this consultation is available here(external link). Feedback gained in this period helped inform the Preferred Transport Network Plans [PDF, 8 MB] published in late 2016. 







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