Auckland is growing, fast. Around 1.7 million people currently live in Auckland and over the next 30 years this could grow by another 720,000 people to reach 2.4 million.
The south is the largest future urban growth area in Auckland, with around 5,000 hectares of land identified for urban development. Over the next 30 years, southern growth areas such as Pukekohe, Drury, Paerata, and Takanini, could provide up to 40,000 new homes, as well as new jobs.
The SH1 Papakura to Bombay improvements project is a priority project within the wider Supporting Growth Programme(external link)
This project’s improvements will support the growth of communities by improving access along and across the motorway, enhancing local connectivity and resilience. Staged delivery combined with early route protection, will achieve value for money by enabling responsiveness to changes in demand, technology, and the environment.