25 February 2021: Come and talk to us 

Improving rail for southern for southern Auckland

Find out more about KiwiRail's work to extend electric train services to Pukekohe and the new train stations planned for Drury and Paerata. 

Public drop-in event 

If you would like to ask us a question, we'd love to see you at our drop-in event: 

Thursday 4 March | 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Drury Hall, 10 Tui Street, Drury

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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.

We will also post a set of FAQs from the discussion here shortly.  

 

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. New train stations at Drury Central, Drury West and Paerata will make it easier for residents to travel by public transport.

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.

Find out more about each station below and fill in a feedback form. Or join the conversation on our Social Pinpoint page(external link) now. 

Feedback is open until 12 March 2021. 

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Tell us what you think

Community feedback from May-June 2020 along with technical investigations have helped refine and confirm the intended station locations. We also heard feedback about how people want to travel to each station and the type of facilities they’d like.

We've outlined the intended locations and the facilities we’re proposing for each station below - your feedback will give us more information to help develop the station designs in more detail.

We want to hear your thoughts on each of these stations:

Drury Central train station 

The intended station location is on the existing rail line south of Waihoehoe Road, between Flanagan and Great South Roads. The proposed station facilities will be located south of Waihoehoe Road, east of the existing rail line / Flanagan Road, and immediately to the north-east of the proposed station platforms.

The station will be accessible from Great South Road to the west, and the proposed town centre to the east. In the future a new road from Waihoehoe Road will provide access to park and ride and pick-up and drop-off facilities, a bus interchange, and bicycle parking.

Drury West train station 

The intended station location is on the existing rail line, about 450 m south of the existing intersection of SH22 / Karaka Road and Jesmond Road. The proposed station facilities will be located between SH22 / Karaka Road and the existing rail line, to the immediate north of the proposed station platforms.

The new station building will include a connecting overbridge to provide pedestrian access to the platforms from both sides of the tracks. In the future a new road extending south from the Jesmond Road / SH22 intersection will provide access to park and ride and pick-up and drop-off facilities, a bus interchange, and bicycle parking.

Paerata train station

The intended station location is on the existing rail line, adjacent to the planned eastern extent of the Paerata Rise development. The proposed station interchange facilities will be located between the existing rail line and Sim Road to the south-east of the proposed station platforms.

The new station building will include a connecting overbridge to provide pedestrian access to the platforms from both sides of the tracks. Park and ride and pick-up and drop-off facilities, a bus interchange and bicycle parking will be the main ways people access the station and will help serve the rural population who live to the west of Pukekohe.


Ways you can have your say - feedback is open until 12 March 2021:

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Fill in a survey and join the conversation on our Social Pinpoint page(external link)

 

Download a feedback form:

Drury Central train station feedback form [PDF, 189 KB]

Drury West train station feedback form [PDF, 201 KB]

Paerata train station feedback form [PDF, 189 KB]

Fill in the form and email it to: info@supportinggrowth.nz 

Or send it to our freepost address: 

Te Tupu Ngatahi Supporting Growth, PO Box 105218, Auckland 1143

Freepost 100721

  

Contact us at info@supportinggrowth.nz or

    

Call 0800 GROW AKL (4769 255)

What happens next?

Community feedback is important to us to help develop the station designs in more detail. 

Mid-2021 we’ll share what we heard from everyone who provided feedback.

  

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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].

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) 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) will help to confirm the preferred route.

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

 

21 August 2020: Pukekohe online community conversation – responding to your questions

We held an online community conversation on Friday 31 July, answering questions about Pukekohe projects including the Pukekohe Expressway(external link) and Pukekohe Urban Arterial.(external link)

The conversation was led by Principal Transport Planner Deepak Rama from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Principal Transport Planner from Te Tupu Ngātahi Supporting Growth Chris Scrafton.

We’ve created a set of FAQs following the discussion, and you can read these here. [PDF, 245 KB] If you missed the session, you can watch a video recording here (external link).(external link)

 

16 July 2020: Mill Road online community conversation – answering your questions

On Friday 3 July we co-hosted our second online community conversation with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency focusing on answering your questions about proposals for Mill Road – a new connection from Manukau to Drury South.(external link)

As promised we’ve created a set of FAQs from the discussion, you can read these here [PDF, 158 KB] and on our Social Pinpoint page(external link). If you missed the session, you can watch a video recording here(external link).

 

22 June 2020: Feedback on southern Auckland transport proposals is now closed

We have now closed this round of public engagement. Thank you for having your say.

What happens next?

Landowner and community feedback will help to refine our preferred options.

Now that the public engagement period is closed, we will:

  • analyse your feedback and publish a summary report here
  • carry out further technical investigations
  • continue landowner engagement before we progress to route protection
  • give the community regular updates as we progress.

Key timelines for southern Auckland proposals:

2020:

  • Partner, stakeholder and potentially affected landowner engagement
  • Detailed Business Cases finalised for some transport projects
  • Further technical assessments undertaken.

2020-2021:

  • We expect to start talking directly with landowners about the Mill Road Corridor later this year and lodging the Notice of Requirement in early 2021.
  • For other projects, documentation for route protection lodged with Auckland Council (Notices of Requirement).
  • Potentially affected landowners notified in advance of when route protection will be lodged
  • Route protection completed (post 2021).

2022:

  • Construction for all stages of Mill Road expected to start late 2022.

 

17 June 2020: Join our online community conversation 

Planning southern Auckland’s transport future together - hosted by Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore

Last week we hosted our first online community conversation, facilitated by Auckland’s Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore. We received 126 questions before and during the event and lots of messages about what you liked, suggestions on how to do things better, and requests for more engagement. We also heard your frustrations about not having your questions answered during the live session.

We’ve taken this feedback onboard and will host another three on-line sessions which will have a focus on answering questions.  Please complete this brief survey(external link) by Monday 22 June so we can make sure we cover the right topics and schedule the sessions for a time that suits most people.

As promised, you can watch a recording of the session here(external link) and read a summary of the questions and answers here(external link). The second set of questions and answers can also be found here. [PDF, 240 KB]

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

Community feedback is open until 19 June 2020 on 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 from the community 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 - click on the links below to submit your feedback.

 

18 May 2020: Have your say 

Planning southern Auckland's transport future together 

The south is growing fast [PDF, 1.5 MB]and over the next 30 years, an additional 120,000 people are expected to live in Takaanini, Ōpāheke, Drury, Paerata and Pukekohe. We’re planning for this growth now and creating solutions for public transport, rail, road and walking and cycling paths [PDF, 4.6 MB] that will serve future generations.   

In partnership with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport, we are continuing to progress transport projects in this area as infrastructure will play a critical role in the economic recovery of New Zealand. 

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Help shape the future – tell us what you think 

Create the future with us and help shape our vision for how Aucklanders will move around and connect to where they live, work, study, shop and play. 

Join the conversation on our Social Pinpoint page(external link).

Find out more below and tell us what you think - we want to hear your thoughts on each of these projects: 

Mill Road – a new connection from Manukau to Drury South 

Mill Road will provide a safer, more reliable and accessible transport corridor to support future residential and employment growth in southern Auckland. Mill Road is an additional route from Manukau to Drury South and will provide better access for the 120,000-plus people who will make Auckland’s southern suburbs their home during the next three decades. 

During May and June 2020, we asked for your feedback on your preferred ways to travel to each station and the type of facilities you will need.

Thank you for your feedback, comments and ideas. The following answers are in response to questions received through our Social Pinpoint website(external link)

Mill Road social pinpoint [PDF, 245 KB]

 Pukekohe Expressway and connections to State Highway 22  

We’re proposing a new connection to improve safety and support the future movement of people and goods between the proposed Mill Road Corridor, State Highway 1 and Pukekohe town centre by providing an alternative route to State Highway 22. 

Pukekohe Urban Arterial 

We’re proposing some new urban arterials around Pukekohe, including the north-east section, to unlock development within the planned new growth areas and existing urban land around Pukekohe. The project will upgrade the roads around the town centre, allow for improved freight access to the surrounding area and provide increased access and travel choices in and around Pukekohe. 

Rail – supporting urban and economic growth 

We’re planning now for future growth in both passenger and freight services. Rail is a major contributor to national and regional economic growth. Investing in rail, including new stations at Drury Central, Drury West and Paerata, will provide additional train services to give people more sustainable travel choices which will help reduce emissions, ease congestion and improve road safety. 

During May and June 2020, we asked for your feedback on your preferred ways to travel to each station and the type of facilities you will need.

Thank you for your feedback, comments and ideas. The following answers are in response to questions received through our Social Pinpoint website(external link)

Rail South Auckland [PDF, 112 KB]

Road upgrades along Ōpāheke Road, Ponga Road and Waihoehoe Road  

We’re proposing safe, separated walking and cycling paths along Ōpāheke Road, Ponga Road and Waihoehoe Road. These upgrades will give people more active transport choices, allowing them to walk or cycle to public transport and connect to where they need to go. 

Find out more about this project here [PDF, 665 KB] and take a look at the map [PDF, 389 KB] for this area. 

During May and June 2020, we asked for your feedback on our preferred options to widen Ōpāheke Road, Ponga Road and Waihoehoe Road and about your preferences for using the new walking and cycling paths. 

The following answers are in response to questions received through our Social Pinpoint website(external link)

Social pin point questions [PDF, 150 KB]

Ways you can have your say 

   

Complete a survey online - Have your say now  

Mill Road(external link)

Pukekohe Expressway and connections to State Highway 22(external link)

Pukekohe Urban Arterial(external link)

Rail(external link)

   Join the conversation on our Social Pinpoint page(external link)

  

Download and submit a feedback form by post to:  

Supporting Growth Programme, PO Box 105218, Auckland 1143 

 

Contact us at info@supportinggrowth.nz  

   

Call 0800 GROW AKL (4769 255) 

Community feedback is open 18 May - 19 June 2020.  

What happens next? 

Community feedback is important to us to help refine our preferred options and other investigations before we progress to route protection. We will continue to update you as we progress and will come back to you to close the loop on your feedback. 

 

January 2020: 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. 

Below is further information for each project in the Drury and Ōpāheke areas:

Next steps

Once we’ve received and considered your feedback and undertaken further technical investigations, we’ll be in a position to talk about potential property impacts and will be in contact with property owners when we have this information. From there, we’ll start the route protection (e.g. designation) process to protect the land needed for each project.

What about the projects not included in this consultation?

Over the coming months, the Supporting Growth team will continue technical investigations for the other projects identified in the Indicative Strategic Transport Network for southern Auckland, as part of the Detailed Business Case phase.

There will be further consultation with stakeholders, property owners and the community on some of these projects in early-mid 2020.

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