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Connecting southern Auckland’s future communities

Aucklanders are invited to have their say on a series of future projects that will improve access and travel choices, connect communities and support growth in southern Auckland.

In partnership with Auckland Council, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport are continuing to progress future transport projects as infrastructure will play a critical role in the economic recovery of New Zealand.

Deputy Mayor Cashmore says the $2.4 billion injection from the government’s NZ Upgrade Programme announced in January has helped bring forward some projects to unlock growth in southern Auckland.

“Projects like the Mill Road corridor from Manukau to Drury, rail upgrades and new train stations, and improvements to State Highway 1 between Papakura and Drury will provide much-needed infrastructure to assist economic recovery,” he says.

“Drury is a significant growth area and the government’s infrastructure package recognises this. It will progress the catch-up legacy work required and build in the futureproofing necessary to enable a connected development in all mobility forms.”

“We recognise that the way people move around their communities and across our city needs to change. Extending public transport networks and offering travel choices is at the heart of these projects and will help us take action on climate change.”