The NZ Transport Agency says details of its application and supporting documents to construct the Pūhoi to Warkworth section of the Ara Tūhono - Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance are now available online.
The NZ Transport Agency says details of its application and supporting documents to construct the Pūhoi to Warkworth section of the Ara Tūhono - Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance are now available on-line at www.nzta.govt.nz/puhoi-to-warkworth-application(external link)
Their publication follows formal acceptance of the application and documents by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).
The Transport Agency’s Highways Manager, Tommy Parker, encourages people to review the documents online.
“Although the public submission process has not yet begun – we anticipate that will happen around November – in the interests of transparency and our commitment to keeping the community fully informed, we’ve made this information available as soon as possible for people to review,” Mr Parker says.
The EPA will now make recommendations to the Ministers of Conservation and the Environment relating to the national significance of the project and the appropriate consenting process to consider the Transport Agency’s application. It could be considered by a Board of Inquiry, the Environment Court or be referred to Auckland Council.
The Pūhoi to Warkworth section of the RoNS starts at the Johnstones Hill tunnels at the north end of the Northern Gateway Toll Road on State Highway 1. The new highway will be four-laned and will be 18.5 kilometres long.