Where are we now? Where are we heading?
The North Detailed Business Case was completed in mid-2023 and has been approved by the Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi Boards.
Following this, Notices of Requirement to protect the land we need in the future have been lodged with Auckland Council. This is the first step in an Auckland Council led statutory process that will provide greater certainty for the community and landowners.
In November 2023, Auckland Council will publicly notify the Notices of Requirements where property owners and other community members can make a submission and to be heard at a hearing if they choose, as part of a decision making process. A decision on whether the Notices of Requirement will be confirmed won’t be made until later next year.
The majority of these projects are yet to be funded for delivery. It is anticipated they will be considered for funding in line with the long-term timeframes for the rezoning and release of land by Auckland Council.
Our planning work will integrate with Auckland Council’s land use plans including the draft Spatial Land Use Strategy for Dairy Flat and Silverdale and the Silverdale West Dairy Flat Industrial Area Structure Plan to support future growth for these areas.
Auckland Council also consulted on their Future Development Strategy (FDS) from 6 June 2023 to 31 July 2023. The FDS aims to provide long term guidance on how the Council plans for the location and timing of urban development and the timing and sequencing of infrastructure to support development. The FDS seeks to provide a long-term strategy for growth that responds to factors such as climate change and natural hazards.
Our decision to lodge is aligned with Auckland Councils officers’ recommendation on the FDS to retain Future Urban Zoning (FUZ) in North Auckland.
The Notice of Requirement ProcessSelect the image below to view a larger version, or download a copy here.
Public consultation for the North was open from 11 July–19 August 2022. Thank you to everyone who gave their feedback on the long-term transport connections for North Auckland. Feedback has now closed.