The North West Transformation is the largest urbanisation project in New Zealand at present. The transformation will ensure regional economic growth, along with social, recreational, environmental and transport benefits.
Stage one of the North West Transformation includes the development of:
Now described as the North West Transformation Project it was previously known as NORSGA (Northern Strategic Growth Area).
Auckland Council has invested more than $300 million in the first stage developments.
Auckland Transport will deliver transport infrastructure improvements to support future business, job and residential growth.
The north-west transport network upgrade aims to deliver:
improved safety for all users
improved access along and across the roading network
support for new development and growth along the existing road corridors
provision of bus priority measures appropriate for a Quality Transit Network route (fast and reliable trip times for a high level of bus services)
dedicated cycle facilities
improved road amenity
increased capacity at intersections for vehicle movements to and from the new motorway network
a new ferry terminal and park and ride facilities at Hobsonville Point
Transport planning in the North West
Auckland Transport has budgeted $110 million between 2012 and 2022 to provide infrastructure to the North West Transformation. Click to enlarge the map below.
"It's a triumph of collaboration between the council and our development partners and a blueprint for what can be achieved as the region grows and develops under the direction of the Auckland Plan." – Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse.
"These projects form the largest urbanisation project in Auckland for decades with the council contributing $325m over the next 10 years. The north west will play a key role in making Auckland the world's most liveable city." – Mayor Len Brown.
Further Northwest Transformation information