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Record $31 billion investment for Auckland

 

The Government and Auckland Council are building on their record transport investment to help Auckland meet the long-term challenges of climate change and housing.

The Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) 2021-31 package invests $31 billion into critical transport infrastructure and services across Auckland. ATAP largely reflects and builds upon the $28 billion 2018 package, which focused on developing a rapid transit network, walking and cycling, safety and unlocking growth.

Transport Minister Michael Wood said ATAP will help build key infrastructure to support the Auckland Housing Programme.

“The package will support the delivery of over 17,000 Kāinga Ora homes across Tāmaki, Mt Roskill, Oranga and Mangere that would not be able to happen without this investment. This includes intersection upgrades, bus priority measures, walking and cycling bridges over SH20, additional bus lanes in Mangere, and upgrading Middlemore Station.

Major ATAP initiatives

  • New Community Connect initiative to give half-price fares for 200,000 Community Services Card holders to roll out next year
  • $1.5 billion for local boards and walking and cycling initiatives to see cycleways completed through the isthmus – $600 million more than previous package
  • $1.3 billion for buses and ferries to help boost public transport trips by 91 per cent – $500 million more than previous package
  • First Auckland transport package to reduce overall emissions with other govt policies