Feedback closed on 7 June, 2022
Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on planning Warkworth's transport future.
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The next step is to complete more detailed investigations for all proposed projects. During 2022, environmental and technical assessments and engagement with Manawhenua, other partners, local property owners, developers and key community stakeholders will continue. This will help us make decisions to confirm the preferred options.
Route protection of the preferred alignment (Notice of Requirement) will occur in early to mid 2023.
Our planning work will integrate with Auckland Council’s land use plans including the Warkworth Structure Plan to support future growth for these areas.
It will also need to consider how these projects will integrate with other priority projects such as the Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Warkworth Motorway Tūhonohono ki Tai - Matakana Link Road, the Hill Street Improvements and other transport upgrades delivered by the Rodney Local Board.
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 over the next 10-30 years.
New public transport interchanges
Northern Public Transport Interchange and Park and Ride
This would be a significant, long-term public transport interchange for the area. Located near where the proposed new Western Link Road meets the existing State Highway 1 (SH1), it is envisaged that it would include a park and ride facility, cycle storage parking, a bus layover area and provide for regional and local bus trips. This facility will also support services that travel to Warkworth town centre where there is limited available space for layovers and future charging for electric buses.
In the interim, a Warkworth Community Transport Hub at 80 Great North Road is being progressed through the Rodney Transport Targeted Rate. This facility has been developed as an interim site and is not large enough to accommodate the expected future demand for a fully developed Warkworth.
New Southern Public Transport Interchange
We’re investigating a second transport interchange to be located at the southern end of the proposed new Wider Western Link. These investigations are at an early stage, however a transport interchange in this area would primarily serve as a connection point for regional and local buses and will provide public transport connections to a future local centre. The future land use near this public transport interchange is also expected to be higher density and the ability to walk or cycle to frequent buses will support future residents to travel by bus.
The public transport interchange could include bus stops, bus layovers and cycle storage parking. It will also provide staff facilities.