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. Have a look at this Next Steps timeline [PDF, 57 KB] for more information.  


During 2018, we asked for feedback on ideas and options for the future transport network in Auckland's northwestern growth areas. We talked to the community, Manawhenua, transport stakeholders and local boards. We held public open days, meetings and hui, and received both written and verbal feedback. Information about the options for the northwest that we consulted on in 2018 can be viewed on the Publications(external link) page. 

We valued your involvement and thank you for providing your thoughts. The general themes that emerged were:

  • There was strong support for provision of safe and separated walking and cycling routes both for recreation and to provide access to key local destinations
  • People thought that improvements should be made to the existing ferry services and terminals as a priority over establishing new ferry terminals
  • Overall, there was strong support for future investment in a strategic public transport network for the northwest. People had a range of views on whether the new Rapid Transit Network (RTN) should be bus, light rail or passenger rail
  • People supported new key connections, including between SH16 and SH18 and an alternative corridor to SH16
  • Safety, speed, congestion and cycling access are important to people when it comes to upgrading existing roads in the northwest.

If you would like more detail, a summary of feedback is available here [PDF, 495 KB] 

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