Update - December 2018

This year we asked for feedback on ideas and options for the future transport network in Warkworth. We talked to Manawhenua, transport stakeholders, local boards and the community. We held meetings, hui and public open days, and received both written and verbal feedback. Information about the options for Warkworth that we consulted on in 2018 can be viewed on the Publications page. 

We have valued your involvement and thank you for providing your thoughts. The general themes that emerged were:

    • An overall recognition that transport planning is needed now in advance of future urban growth
    • You would value having access to a range of travel choice to get to places in Warkworth as well as travel outside of the area, such as the Auckland CBD
    • Strong support for bus services in Warkworth for local trips and for commuters, mostly travelling to North and Central Auckland
    • Services must be reliable, easily accessible to people in the Warkworth area and wider settlements (such as Algies Bay, Matakana and Sandspit) via all modes including walking and cycling
    • Improvements are required for some existing roads in Warkworth so they can cater for future growth. New and upgraded arterial connections should be safe, provide travel choice and reduce traffic through existing urban areas
    • There is a significant opportunity for walking and cycling to be a primary way people to get to where they need to go in Warkworth. However, consideration should be given to the hilly topography and providing safe and separated facilities. There was support for a strategic walking and cycling route along the Mahurangi River
    • There was a range of views about how to urbanise the existing SH1 through the town centre in the future, and strong interest in how it could link into other major roads and the Ara-Tūhono Pūhoi to Warkworth motorway.

If you would like more detail, a summary of feedback is available here [PDF, 689 KB](external link).

What happens next?

We’re using this feedback alongside other data to help shape a draft transport network. This will go to the boards of Auckland Transport and NZ Transport Agency for approval in mid 2019. Have a look at this Next Steps timeline [PDF, 54 KB] for more information.  

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