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Project introduction

Shaping Future Dunedin Transport is a collaborative partnership between Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Dunedin City Council and Otago Regional Council to improve how people move into, out of and around central Dunedin.

The Shaping Future Dunedin Transport Business Case was endorsed by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency in November. It is available for viewing: 

Business Case (Dunedin City Council website)

The Connecting Dunedin partners (Dunedin City, Otago Regional Council and Waka Kotahi) will now work together to refine and progress the work programme.

  • Estimated project dates

    Nov 2019–Mar 2021
  • Estimated project cost

    $450,000 (first phase)
  • Project type

    Study & Investigation
  • Project status


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Dunedin’s central city transport network has functioned largely unchanged for about 50 years and presents several barriers to people coming into and moving around the central city.  The current one-way state highway system bisects the central city and there can be conflict between users of the road environment and pedestrian environment. New developments, particularly the construction of a new hospital, presents an opportunity to consider whether the network is appropriate for the medium and long term.


  • June 2020 - ongoing engagement with the community.
  • Second half of 2020 - further opportunities for the community to provide feedback. (Stakeholder engagement started in late 2019).
  • End of 2020 - Programme Business Case completed.
  • 2021 - design, consenting, procurement work and any physical work needed to align with early new hospital build works.
  • Post 2021 - substantive project work expected to start.

Project partners

The collaborative transport partnership between Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Dunedin City Council and the Otago Regional Council is known as Connecting Dunedin. As this project continues, you will see us working together under this name.


Connecting Dunedin