Auckland is the country’s fastest growing region. The city is projected to increase by 720,000 people to reach a population of 2.4 million by 2050.
The Auckland Plan 2050 guides Auckland’s future and sets a strategic direction for how this growth will be accommodated to ensure a quality, compact, urban form. While the majority of this growth will be within existing urban areas, around 30% will extend out into future urban growth areas (greenfields areas) in Warkworth, north, northwest and south Auckland.
Auckland Plan 2050 (external link)
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. Transport has an important role to play in enabling urban development and helping ensure Auckland continues to be an enjoyable place to live, work and play.
In 2018 the Supporting Growth Programme announced it was beginning a new five year programme aiming to route protect the transport networks required to support this growth. Please visit the Supporting Growth Programme website for more information on the programme’s next steps: www.supportinggrowth.govt.nz (external link)