Where are we now?

We have lodged Notice of Requirement documentation with Auckland Council to protect the land we need for future transport projects in the North West.

The lodgement documents are available for you to read by going to Auckland Council's website.

The Detailed Business Case for the North West recommends that some local roads should be progressed by Auckland Transport at a later stage, rather than through this Notice of Requirement (designation) process. This means upgrades to Nixon Road, Riverhead Road, Station Road and Northside Drive will be considered as part of Auckland Transport’s regular Regional Land Transport Plan process.

The period for public submissions is anticipated to open at the end of February 2023 . We will advise the dates closer to the time and Auckland Council will confirm this in writing to landowners and other interested parties.

The Notice of Requirement Process

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The public hearing and appeals process

Following the public submission period (currently opening at the end of February 2023) a public hearing will be held where the requiring authority (Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency or Auckland Transport, depending on the project) and all submitters are able to be heard.

Auckland Council will make a recommendation as to whether or not the designation should be confirmed in the Auckland Unitary Plan (with or without modification to the conditions) or be withdrawn.

There will be an opportunity for any submitter to appeal Auckland Council’s decision. Appeals are lodged with the Environment Court. Auckland Council will contact you directly and invite you to make a submission on the proposed designation. Included in this this information will be details on how you can request a ‘Friend of the Submitter’, an independent planner appointed by Auckland Council to help you with:

  • Completing submission documents correctly
  • Understanding the process
  • Bringing people with common interests together for the purpose of group representation and mutual assistance
  • Advise on where information on the proposal can be found, and how the information is structured.

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