North Auckland

Over the next 30 years, there is substantial growth in both homes and jobs in the new future urban areas in Wainui, Silverdale and Dairy Flat. Part of Wainui has already been live zoned. But for some of these areas, this growth is expected to take place beyond the next 30 years. Potential business land has been indicated in the Silverdale West area to the east of Dairy Flat Highway and on land around the airfield (for more information on this, see the Draft Silverdale West/Dairy Flat Business Area Structure Plan(external link)).The growth in these areas will mean that the population in this wider ‘north’ area will be more than four times the size of the current population of the Orewa-Silverdale area.

Auckland Transport and the NZ Transport Agency have already progressed several priority projects as part of the Supporting Growth programme. These include:

Related projects being delivered outside the Supporting Growth Programme include:

Options for new or improved transport connections being investigated by Te Tupu Ngātahi include but are not limited to:

  • Rapid Transit Network extending from Albany to Orewa, as well as connecting high frequency bus routes to and from Orewa-Silverdale
  • New North-South Connection between Albany and Orewa
  • Upgraded North-South Connections including Dairy Flat Highway and East Coast Road
  • New and/or upgraded East-West Connections, for example Wilks, Kahikatea, Pine Valley, Awanohi Roads, Curly Ave and a new connection to Penlink from the west
  • Increased capacity on SH1 from Albany, including bus shoulders
  • Walking and cycling network.

The 2016 preferred network plan for the north is available here [PDF, 1.4 MB], and an updated map showing connections being investigated by Te Tupu Ngātahi will be available soon.

At this time, there is no way to tell if a certain property will be affected in the future by one of these transport projects. The lines indicated on the maps generally show options for corridors, within which a future project could have several options for a specific location. Over the next few months, as we carry out the investigative work, we will start assessing potential alignments or routes for projects within these corridors, and engage directly and early with potentially affected property owners to let them know the next steps. For more information this process, see these Route Protection FAQs.

Have your say

Open days were held in North Auckland in August 2018 to share more detail on these ideas and options. See the Have Your Say page for more information, a summary of the feedback we received from the community, stakeholders and partners, and next steps.

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