The Warkworth to Wellsford project is the second section of Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Wellsford project. The project is in an investigation phase with designation and consents lodged in March 2020.
5 Jul 2021
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency continues to work towards securing land designation and resource consents for the Warkworth to Wellsford project.
A Notice of Requirement (NoR) and resource consent application was lodged with Auckland Council in March 2020 and submissions closed on Monday 29 June 2020.
The Council hearing commenced on 6 October and adjourned on Thursday 15 October 2020.
On 25 March 2021, Auckland Council granted resource consents, subject to conditions, for the Warkworth to Wellsford project. The appeal period for resource consents closed on 19 April 2021 and several appeals have been filed with the Environment Court.
Council also recommended Waka Kotahi confirm the NoR. Waka Kotahi confirmed the NoR on 11 May 2021. The appeal period for the NoR closed on 1 July 2021 and several appeals have been filed with the Environment Court.
Both resource consent and NoR appeals will now progress via usual Environment Court process.
Once the Environment Court process has concluded Waka Kotahi will provide further information on the outcome of this process.
Completing the route projection phase for this project will provide long term certainty for property owners, adjacent communities and the wider region.
Waka Kotahi does not anticipate any works on the corridor commencing this decade.
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