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Mill Road has been discussed as a transport infrastructure project which will help solve the problem of access and congestion in south Auckland for many decades and the project has an extensive engagement history.

This includes engagement undertaken by Papakura District Council, Manukau City Council and Auckland Transport (AT) between 2008 and 2012.

Further engagement was undertaken between 2015/16 and 2019/2020 when the project was part of the programme of work being investigated by The Transport for Future Urban Growth (TFUG) and subsequently as the Supporting Growth Programme. The Supporting Growth Programme is the Government and Auckland Council’s strategic transport planning programme set up to investigate and deliver the transport networks Auckland needs over the next 30 years to accommodate this future urban growth.

Information on the Supporting Growth Programme(external link)

Most recent engagement - May/June 2020

Between July 2019 and our most recent round of engagement, work was carried out to consider route refinement options so that an update of the project could be shared.

From Monday 18 May to Friday 19 June 2020, we asked for your feedback on the preferred route options identified for Mill Road as well as the proposed location for connections with local roads.

Read the latest information on Mill Road(external link)

Read the engagement summary(external link)

July 2019

In July 2019 we consulted with the community and landowners to show the proposed alignment of the Mill Road corridor as part of the wider southern Auckland Indicative Strategic Network. The route shown at this time was indicative and further technical investigation, engagement and statutory approvals would be required before their final detail, location or land requirement can be confirmed.

Read more about the Southern Auckland Indicative Strategic Network(external link)

2018

A new planning alliance known as Supporting Growth Programme was also announced to progress the transport plans for areas identified as future growth – including southern Auckland which Mill Road is a part of.

The Supporting Growth Programme is the Government and Auckland Council’s strategic transport planning programme set up to investigate and deliver the transport networks Auckland needs over the next 30 years to accommodate this future urban growth.

The Mill Road section of the Supporting Growth Programme’s Southern Auckland Indicative Business Case considered a range of routes to the west and east. While we carried out this work, we also asked for your feedback on ideas and options for the future transport network in Auckland's southern growth areas. The Indicative Business Case (IBC) included a recommendation that the Mill Road alignment should be located along and then slightly to the west of Drury Hills Road.

More information:

Key themes we heard from partners, stakeholders and the community included:

  • Provide travel choice for how to get around – both local journeys and places further away.
  • Separate shorter distance trips from longer distance trips.
  • Improve network resilience and travel times.
  • A need for good access to places of study and work.
  • Concern about the potential impact on existing homes and the environment.

2016

Work undertaken to investigate a transport network to support Auckland’s new housing and business areas was then known as The Transport for Future Urban Growth (TFUG) project. The project was a collaboration between Auckland Transport, Auckland Council and Waka Kotahi with a focus on future growth areas which included southern Auckland.

In 2016, we asked for your feedback on the proposed transport network in each area, what you liked about the proposed network, what you would change, and as well as any other comments.

Read the engagement report(external link)

Key themes we heard from partners, stakeholders and the community included:

  • Improve road infrastructure on motorways by increasing capacity, access and upgrades
  • There is a growing demand for public transport with improvements needed on frequency, capacity, connections and dedicated public transport corridors.