Where are we now?

The Takaanini Level Crossings Business Case was approved by the Auckland Transport and NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) Boards in mid-2023.

We lodged the two Notices of Requirement with Auckland Council in October 2023.

Auckland Council publicly notified the Notices of Requirement in November 2023 and submissions closed in December 2023.

Public hearings took place in May-June 2024 where the requiring authority (Auckland Transport) and all submitters had an opportunity to present and be heard.

The public hearing and appeals process

We expect that Auckland Council will make its recommendation on the Notices of Requirement before the end of the 2024.

The requiring authority (Auckland Transport) will then make the final decision 30 working days after receiving the recommendation. This decision will be notified within 15 days to submitters, directly affected landowners/occupiers and immediate surrounding properties to the designation.

There will be an opportunity for any submitter to appeal the requiring authority’s decision. Appeals are lodged with the Environment Court.

Level crossings in Takaanini Timeline

Click on the orange icons to track the progress of level crossings in Takaanini.

About Level crossings in Takaanini

As well as improved train services, we’re looking at changes to help reduce delays when people cross the tracks at level crossings in Takaanini.

In the future there will be even more trains operating across Tāmaki Makaurau. As well as improved train services, we’re looking at changes to help reduce delays and improve safety when people cross the tracks at level crossings in Takaanini.

More trains will mean bigger delays for people using level crossings because safety barriers will be down more often and for longer. Some people take risks to avoid being delayed by safety barrier arms.

We want to reduce the number of level crossings in Takaanini by replacing them with other options, like bridges that go over the tracks. This will make it safer and faster for you to move around Takaanini.

These changes are still a number of years away, but we are planning for them now to make sure, that as the population grows in South Auckland, especially in and around Takaanini, people can move around more safely and efficiently.

Where are we thinking about changing level crossings in Takaanini?