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Transport projects​​

Ngā kaupapa mahi kawekawe Tahua Pūtea 10-tau 2018-2028

Find out about key transport projects taking place in Auckland over the next 12 months. $12 billion has been set aside for transport projects over the next 10 years.

Road safety programme

Programme cost

$695 million ($74m in 2019/2020)

About the programme

Road safety projects in the next 12 months include:

  • Urban Regional Safety programme
  • Rural Regional Safety programme
  • Minor Safety Improvements programme
  • Safer Communities and Speed Management programme
  • Red light cameras
  • Vision Zero programme.

Vision Zero

Vision Zero for Tāmaki-Makaurau Auckland is the international benchmark for transport safety and aims to achieve zero deaths or serious injuries on our roads by 2050.

The approach:

  • acknowledges people make mistakes but mistakes shouldn't mean someone dies or gets seriously injured on our roads
  • values everyone using the road, not just those in vehicles, such as people walking or cycling, children and the elderly.


Downtown Programme to support 36th America’s Cup

Project cost

$278 million ($115m in 2019/2020)

About the project

The Downtown Programme includes:

  • seismic strengthening on the Quay Street water’s edge
  • Downtown bus improvements
  • Downtown ferry basin piers 3 and 4
  • Wynyard Quarter integrated road programme (Daldy Street).


AMETI Eastern Busway

Project cost

$891 million ($67m in 2019/2020)

About the project

AMETI (Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative) Eastern busway will create a dedicated, congestion-free busway between Panmure, Pakuranga, and Botany town centres.

The busway is supported by:

  • new cycling and walking connections
  • urban design improvements
  • safety and signal improvements at key intersections.

The Panmure to Pakuranga stage of AMETI Eastern Busway (stage 1) is under way and includes:

  • the first section of the busway
  • along the north side of Lagoon Drive and Pakuranga Road 
  • an upgrade of the Panmure roundabout.

The Ti Rakau Drive busway is part of the Pakuranga to Botany stage (stage 2 and 3) and Botany station (stage 4) will follow.

The Regional Fuel Tax (RFT) helps to secure funding for stages 2, 3 and 4 which consist of several major pieces of infrastructure.



Matakana Link Rd project

Project cost

$55 million ($11m in 2019/2020)

About the project

The Matakana Link Road is a major part of the new road infrastructure to support the NZTA Puhoi to Warkworth State Highway 1 redevelopment and growth in the Warkworth area.



Lincoln Road

Project cost

$75 million ($16m in 2019/2020)

About the project

Lincoln Road is a major arterial connection for West Auckland and is a major component in the regional major roads network. It is also a highly congested route.

It will be future-proofed with a T2 lane and cycle lanes and an improved motorway interchange.



Further information

More information on transport projects