North West Spatial Land Use Strategy

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Consultation has concluded

The Spatial Land Use Strategy was adopted by the Planning Committee in May 2021. You can view the final Spatial Land Use Strategy – North West on the Auckland Council website.

About the strategy

New communities will be established in Auckland's future urban areas over the next ten to 30 years.

In order to support this growth, an integrated approach to land use planning and transport investment is needed.

To help ensure our future land use and transport networks work together, we are drafting a Spatial Land Use Strategy for the future urban zoned areas of:

  • Kumeū-Huapai
  • Riverhead
  • Redhills North.

Although the land is in the future urban zone, structure plans to show more details land uses for these areas are not due until around 2025. This is because the land is not yet ready for development due to infrastructure constraints.

What the strategy will do

The Spatial Land Use strategy will identify potential locations for future centres and business land that our new transport network will support.

The strategy is not a detailed structure plan and is only intended as a high-level outline of the future land uses in this zone.

Te Tupu Ngātahi Supporting Growth (a partnership between Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport), is planning the transport investment in Auckland’s Future Urban zoned areas over the next 10 to 30 years. A proposed transport network has been developed and will be integrated with Auckland Council’s plans around land use. You can find more information and give feedback on the proposed transport network on the Supporting Growth website.

The Spatial Land Use Strategy was adopted by the Planning Committee in May 2021. You can view the final Spatial Land Use Strategy – North West on the Auckland Council website.

About the strategy

New communities will be established in Auckland's future urban areas over the next ten to 30 years.

In order to support this growth, an integrated approach to land use planning and transport investment is needed.

To help ensure our future land use and transport networks work together, we are drafting a Spatial Land Use Strategy for the future urban zoned areas of:

  • Kumeū-Huapai
  • Riverhead
  • Redhills North.

Although the land is in the future urban zone, structure plans to show more details land uses for these areas are not due until around 2025. This is because the land is not yet ready for development due to infrastructure constraints.

What the strategy will do

The Spatial Land Use strategy will identify potential locations for future centres and business land that our new transport network will support.

The strategy is not a detailed structure plan and is only intended as a high-level outline of the future land uses in this zone.

Te Tupu Ngātahi Supporting Growth (a partnership between Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport), is planning the transport investment in Auckland’s Future Urban zoned areas over the next 10 to 30 years. A proposed transport network has been developed and will be integrated with Auckland Council’s plans around land use. You can find more information and give feedback on the proposed transport network on the Supporting Growth website.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Your question will be sent to the project team who will aim to respond within 5 business days.  

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    I suggest Kumeu as a town center point (commercial/light industrial/community activities/school etc.) to increate it zoning size to be surrounding by a bigger residential zone as a circle to encompass it. This concept will has advantageous for infrastructures/public utilities and transport services in planning.

    kingdom Lo asked 9 months ago

    The live zoned area of Kumeu - Huapai already has a significant area for expansion (800 Hectares approximately) surrounding it in the form of land zoned Future Urban Zone in the Auckland Unitary Plan. This area zoned Future Urban is considered to be sufficient  to cater for the growth envisaged for the next 30 years .The Te Tupu Ngatahi  Supporting Growth project is proposing a future transport network to support this envisaged growth and no extension to the area of land zoned Future Urban is considered  necessary at present.

    Kind regards,
    Plans & Places
    Auckland Council

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    Why is there no mention of utilisation of the North Auckland Railway Line, in particular, adding a second tunnel (or enlarging the existing) at Tunnel Hill and extending the Western rail service to Huapai and beyond?

    BraunP asked 10 months ago

    Kia ora 

    Thank you for your question. 

    Long term, passenger rail is not a preferred mode for the northwest. In the longer term it will be important that people in Kumeū-Huapai can connect to sub-regional employment and social connections in Westgate metropolitan centre and Whenuapai. A potential future rapid transit network will provide a faster connection for those who wish to travel to the City Centre than the heavy rail route via Swanson. 

     

    The focus of the Supporting Growth Programme is on route protection for the long term transport network which recommends a rapid transit connection through the centre of Kumeū-Huapai. Interim rail solutions remain with AT to consider as part of their ongoing operational planning for public transport. 

    Kind regards 

    Ryan Bradley | Senior Policy Planner
    Plans and Places, Auckland Council


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    Our rates were increased when Labour took over in 2017. The reason we were told was to increase the rates now to pay for the new road ways which were required for the area. Nothing has happened in that time and the traffic is ridiculous in and around the Kumeu area. We also need a high school. 2050 is too far away for restructuring that was needed 5 years ago.

    Normanator64 asked 11 months ago

    Thank you for contacting us. 

    I can advise that while central government set income taxes and GST, central government is not directly involved in setting local rates. Local rates are within the remit of Auckland Council and are set independently of central government.

    I am not sure exactly the rates increase you are referring to, but I can advise that the council is continuing to invest in transport at record levels across the region. Part of this includes the Supporting Growth work to identify the long-term transport network to support the urban growth planning for the North West. 

    While the Supporting Growth work is focussed on the long term I can advise that there are a number of shorter term projects to improve transport in the North West such as:

     
    In terms of schools, the council is very supportive of a new high school in the North West. However, the Auckland Council is not able to dictate where or when this occurs as identifying land for new schools is the responsibility of the Ministry of Education.  

    Kind regards, 

    Ryan Bradley | Senior Policy Planner
    Plans and Places, Auckland Council

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    Why are you not looking at putting the bypass through the Forest on Old North Road? That would allow easy access to Peak Road for north bound traffic and Helensville. You will just turn Waimauku into the next bottle neck.

    AJ Thomas asked 11 months ago

    Why is the Alternative State Highway not going to the north of SH16?

    These options were discounted at an early stage of our investigations because of the challenging environmental features of this area and the greater predicted travel demands for the future southern area of Huapai-Kumeū.

    Why does the Alternative State Highway not bypass Waimauku?

    This option was discounted at an early stage of our investigations because of the challenging environmental impacts, the complex topography and the lower transport demand beyond the North West growth area in Kumeū and Huapai.

    Will Waimauku not become the next bottle-neck?

    Future growth is planned within Huapai-Kumeū. West of Huapai, and beyond the future growth areas, the traffic demands will reduce substantially. As such, the projected traffic demand does not support the case for widening SH16 or continuing the Alternative State Highway around Waimauku. Additionally when compared with Huapai-Kumeū, Waimauku has less direct frontage, property access and intersections, which generally contribute to the ‘bottlenecks’ that occur in Huapai-Kumeū. As such, upgrades west of Huapai have not been identified, as part of the SGA programme. 

    More information can be found on the Supporting Growth website: https://www.supportinggrowth.govt.nz/have-your-say/north-west-auckland/