Waitakere Ranges public transport survey results released

Publish Date : 02 Oct 2017
Waitakere Ranges Public Transport Survey Results Released

Two possible trial bus services are being looked at for the Waitakere Ranges for possible introduction in early 2019.

The potential routes are:

  1. Piha to Glen Eden via Waiatarua and Oratia
  2. Huia to New Lynn.

Auckland Transport (AT) and the Waitakere Ranges Local Board asked for feedback on the public transport needs of people in the Waitakere Ranges area.

The survey targeted residents of areas that either have no current public transport service or a limited service:

  • French Bay
  • Henderson Valley
  • Huia
  • Karekare
  • Konini (Kaurilands Rd, Daffodil St, Konini Rd)
  • Laingholm
  • Oratia
  • Parau
  • Paturoa Bay
  • Piha
  • South Titirangi
  • Te Henga (Bethells Beach)
  • Waiatarua
  • Wood Bay
  • Woodlands Park.

View the full Survey Summary Report at at.govt.nz 

Waitakere Ranges Local Board Chairperson, Greg Presland, says, "There is a need for public transport in the ranges – we are very keen that residents and visitors have better transport choices."

Anthony Cross, Network Development Manager at AT, is pleased with the level of engagement from the community. "For services to be viable in the long term we need to see demand from local residents and ideally visitors too."

"With the geographic nature of the Waitakere Ranges, we will be investigating innovative solutions such as a minivan, online booking system and on-demand services."

Further investigation will be done after the New Network's implementation is completed in the second half of 2018.

Survey results available

Detailed results from the survey conducted from 18 March to 29 April 2016 are now available. 839 submissions were received with 356 hardcopy feedback forms and 483 online submissions.

Printed versions of the report will be available at local libraries, customer services centres and local board offices: 


  • Waitakere Central Library, 3 Ratanui Street, Henderson
  • Ranui Library, cnr Swanson Road and Armada Drive, Ranui
  • Titirangi Library, 500 South Titirangi Road, Titirangi
  • New Lynn Library, 3 Memorial Drive, New Lynn

Service centre:

  • Western Service Centre, 6 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson

Local Board offices:

  • Waitakere Ranges Local Board, 39 Glenmall Place, Glen Eden
  • Henderson-Massey Local Board, 6 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson
  • Whau Local Board, 31 Totara Avenue, New Lynn
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