By 2050 more than 65,000 people are expected to be living in Pukekohe, Paerata, and south Drury with around 12,500 new homes and 5000 new jobs expected as a result of this population increase. Areas of land across the Pukekohe, Paerata and south Drury have been zoned future urban to support planned business and residential growth.
Te Tupu Ngātahi Supporting Growth is working to protect land for modern, integrated, safe, and sustainable transport networks that will better connect future communities with options for walking, cycling, using public transport, and driving.
This work integrates with the Auckland Council Pukekohe-Paerata Structure Plan(external link) and Drury-Opaheke Structure plan(external link) and community aspirations that transport networks support the mix and location of housing, employment, retail, commercial, and communities in the area.
The timing for construction of the new transport network will vary and is dependent on the release of surrounding land for development and funding.
A number of transport projects are already underway or being planned in the area. Our programme will need to consider these projects, and work with them to transform transport for these communities. Projects include:
The Pukekohe Detailed Business Case process is expected to be completed later this year and scheduled for consideration by the Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Boards in September 2023.
We expect to lodge the Notices of Requirement to designate the land required for projects in October 2023.
The proposed future transport network in and around this area was updated following feedback from community consultation and our ongoing technical investigations We understand that for some people, a change may be welcomed, but for others, this will be unforeseen and could result in an unexpected potential impact to their property.
Te Tupu Ngātahi investigated an indicative strategic transport network for South Auckland in 2018. It was approved by the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport boards in 2019, confirming the need for investigations into 16 detailed business cases. Pukekohe, Paerata and south Drury are part of this broader strategic network.