Project introduction

On 30 August 2013 the Further North Alliance, on behalf of the NZ Transport Agency, lodged the necessary documentation and consent applications for the Pūhoi to Warkworth section of the Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance (RoNS).

  • About lodgement

    Lodgement for the Pūhoi to Warkworth section of the Road of National Significance involves providing the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) with an official notice stating what land is required to build the new highway (also known as a Notice of Requirement).

    It also involves submitting the necessary consent application forms and environmental reports that determine the projects possible effects and the ways these may be avoided, remedied or mitigated.  All this information is included within this website.

    The project’s Resource Consent Application and Notices of Requirement (the application forms) are supported by the Assessment of Environmental Effects (AEE). The AEE is informed by the Assessment Reports and Drawings. The drawing set supports both the Assessment Reports and AEE. The drawings are not created as stand-alone documents and should be read in conjunction with the associated Assessment Report(s).

  • About the project

    The EPA notified the proposal and received submissions from the public between 16 November and 13 December 2013. A public hearing in front of an independent Board of Inquiry took place 7 April – 5 June 2014. The Board has now granted resource consents and a designation for the Pūhoi to Warkworth section. To read the Board’s final decision report please visit the EPA’s Pūhoi to Warkworth website(external link).

    The Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance (RoNS) has a strategic role connecting Auckland and Northland.  The new highway seeks to promote future regional economic growth, improve the safety of the Auckland to Northland route and help make journey times more reliable.

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