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Aerial view of Whangaparaoa Peninsula.

Penlink is a new transport link between State Highway 1 (SH1) and Whangaparaoa Peninsula north of Auckland.

It will open up access to new residential and employment areas, offer increased travel choice with new public transport and walking and cycling options, and help build greater resilience into the transport system.

Providing better access and more reliable journeys for those living in the region, the new 7km, tolled two-lane highway will support growth to the north of Auckland, where the population is expected to grow by about 106,000 during the next 30 years and where more than 21,000 jobs will be created.

A separated, shared walking and cycling lane adjacent to the new state highway will provide travel choice for those living or visiting the peninsula.

The estimated $411 million investment from the NZ Upgrade Programme for this project will link Whangaparaoa Peninsula to the Northern Motorway (SH1) at Redvale. This link will be a new interchange overbridge with south-facing ramps to access Auckland. Penlink will provide better access to employment for peninsula residents.

Read more about the Penlink project


Enables urban growth

Provides travel choice

Improves resilience


New 7km corridor with two lanes and tolled

Separated walking and cycling shared path


$411 million


Construction starts
– late 2021

– late 2025

Project map

Illustrated map showing the Penlink project areaDownload map [JPG, 333 KB]


Project timeline

Breakdown of the Penlink project timeline

Supporting urban development

Enhancing walking and cycling

Improving public transport

Building network resilience