Consultation with directly affected landowners and the wider community took place in October and November 2012 with six information days hosted by Auckland Transport.
Over 500 people attended the information days held in both Everglade School and Alfriston Hall. Auckland Transport property staff, project team and AECOM consultants attended to provide information on the proposed corridor improvements.
The period for public feedback on the preferred option closed on 16 November 2012. Responses from the public have been evaluated and incorporated in planning as appropriate.
In developing a preferred route option, the project team has assessed a number of ecological, historical, topographical and infrastructure constraints.
The design around the fixed physical constraints also requires consideration of issues such as the social and environmental impacts. Consultation with affected landowners, iwi and the wider community will continue as the project moves through the investigation and route designation phases.
Design plans - April 2013
Preliminary design plans - October 2012
The following directory of Design Plans were presented during the information days.
Intersection design - April 2013
Preliminary intersection design - October 2012
The Redoubt Road - Mill Road Corridor project includes proposed reconstruction of a number of intersections. Proposals are included in the study for each of these.
Affected landowners and properties
If your property is affected Auckland Transport will: .
Come and talk to you personally at your request;
Work with you to manage your concerns;
Explain the support you are entitled to; and
Explain the relevant processes and your rights.
What is a designation?
A designation is a provision in a District Plan that allows a Council or requiring authority such as Auckland Transport to use land in future for a public work or project. A designation will define the activities that a landowner can undertake on their property within the future transport corridor.
The owner will need to seek approval from Auckland Transport for any activities that could affect the future construction of the Mill Road - Redoubt Road Corridor.
In order to obtain a designation, Auckland Transport must submit a Notice of Requirement (NoR) under the Resource Management Act (RMA) that sets out where the designation will apply, what it is for and what restrictions or conditions will apply to it.
The NoR for the Redoubt Road – Mill Road Corridor Improvements will be publically notified and those affected will have a chance to make a submission. The NoR is scheduled to be lodged in early 2014
More information on designations and the RMA process can be found in a guide called “The Designation Process” available from the Ministry for the Environment website www.mfe.govt.nz.
What happens to properties affected by the Mill Road - Redoubt Road Corridor Improvements?
All landowners with properties entirely or partly required to build the road will be fully consulted with as the project develops.
Where properties or parts of properties must be purchased, owners will be fully compensated. Auckland Transport must ensure the compensation is negotiated fairly in the interests of both ratepayers and affected landowners.
Processes for managing land purchases or compensation for those affected by a new road are explained in a useful guide (PDF 253 KB) available from Auckland Transport. Information is also available from Land Information New Zealand via their website www.linz.govt.nz.
A consultation period was held and feedback invited. This closed on 16 November 2012.