New plan for NZ

Public is being invited to help shape the future of transport in new communities near Auckland

A north-western busway is part of potential transport plans to support large numbers of new houses in north-west Auckland.

The public have the opportunity to help set the direction for the transport needed during the next 30 years for future communities near Auckland.

This is part of a six week public consultation on potential transport solutions for future urban growth areas in north west, north and south Auckland.

Consultation in north west Auckland will take place throughout March and April, focusing on what transport priorities should be and a range of potential projects.

The feedback will be used to help identify the transport network needed to support the area’s growth during the next 30 years, which Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) are working together on.

NZTA Auckland regional director Ernst Zollner says improved transport will include a mix of public transport, new or upgraded roads, footpaths and cycleways, upgraded state highways and smarter use of existing infrastructure.

"After recommending transport networks the next stage will be to prioritise projects for inclusion in future investment programmes."
The recommended networks will also be used to help inform discussions between the Government and Auckland Council on agreeing an approach to develop the city’s transport system.

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