Nau mai, haere mai. Welcome to the Supporting Growth Programme website.
Auckland is the country’s fastest growing region. The city is projected to increase by 720,000 people to reach a population of 2.4 million by 2050.
The Auckland Plan 2050(external link) guides Auckland’s future and sets a strategic direction for how this growth will be accommodated to ensure a quality, compact, urban form. While the majority of this growth will be within existing urban areas, around 30% will extend out into future urban growth areas (greenfields areas) in Warkworth, North, North West and South Auckland.
The Supporting Growth Programme is the Government(external link) and Auckland Council(external link)’s strategic transport planning programme set up to investigate and deliver the transport networks Auckland needs over the next 30 years to accommodate this future urban growth. Transport has an important role to play in enabling urban development and helping ensure Auckland continues to be an enjoyable place to live, work and play.
This website provides information on the plans and options being developed for these future urban growth areas’ transport networks. Some priority projects have already begun, but most of the programme is still at an early stage. The contribution of many groups including the community, local boards, interest groups and partners will be vital to its development.
Click here to find out more about the stakeholder and community consultation undertaken in 2018, including the transport options and ideas presented, feedback received and next steps.
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From 25 February 2019, Auckland Council is consulting on the Warkworth Draft Structure Plan, and open days are being held in early March. The Supporting Growth team will be attending these events to answer questions on transport planning for this growth area. For further information, including dates, see Auckland Council's Draft Warkworth Structure Plan(external link) webpage.