Options for transport networks and use of land for future housing and jobs in Drury-Opāheke and Pukehohe-Paerata are available for public consultation from 10 September.
Specialists from Auckland Council and the Supporting Growth Alliance will be available at a number of public information events to explain ideas that will be developed as part of structure plans to significantly urbanise the south over 10 to 30 years.
The Supporting Growth Alliance is a partnership between NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport to investigate and plan networks in the north, northwest and south that will account for 30 per cent of the region’s growth by 2050.
Auckland’s Unitary Plan has identified land around Drury-Opāheke and Pukekohe-Paerata as areas for future urban development. Significant urban growth in these two areas is expected over the next three decades.
Structure planning is the first step in considering how and when Future Urban zoned land should be made available for urban development.
Auckland Council started structure planning in 2017 to guide the development of Drury-Opāheke and Pukekohe-Paerata.
Updated land use maps are now available for consultation. These have been prepared taking into account earlier consultation and analysis that the council has undertaken.
Both areas will be connected to the wider Auckland region through improved transport networks.
Deputy Mayor and Franklin Ward Councillor Bill Cashmore says, "The Franklin area is currently experiencing unprecedented growth and our planning shows that this will continue into the foreseeable future. We are facing congestion and loss of productivity right now due to lack of delivery in the past."
"Now is the opportunity to plan for the delivery of the transport network that we will require for the next 30 years."
Have your say now
Feedback on these issues closes on 10 October 2018 and will help inform the development of structure plans for the areas. Further engagement on key issues may be required. The structure plans will guide future plan changes to create urban zones.