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November 2019


Southwest Gateway Programme - HAVE YOUR SAY

Kia ora koutou,

This email is to let you know that consultation is open for a number of proposed transport improvements for south and east Auckland, as part of the Southwest Gateway Programme. This is the second round of engagement for the programme, following last year’s public consultation.

We’d like to thank you for your involvement in the programme so far, encourage you to provide feedback and welcome you to share this email with your local contacts, who may also be interested to find out more.

The Southwest Gateway Programme consists of three connected transport projects that will provide choice and reliability for how people and freight, travel around south and east Auckland, including to and from the airport.

It includes early and long-term projects to provide better public transport, walking and cycling facilities, as well as improving safety and efficiency of freight.

More information about the programme, and how you can provide feedback is here: Southwest Gateway Programme - HAVE YOUR SAY

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Auckland Transport and Auckland Airport are working together to deliver this work.



How community feedback has been used to date

In November and December 2018, the Southwest Gateway programme team held nine community engagement events - updating the local community on progress, next steps and listened to feedback.

In addition, we met with local government, Mana Whenua and key interest groups.

The key themes raised during engagement were:

  • safety
  • connectivity and integration of projects with other infrastructure (current and proposed future) in south and east Auckland
  • customer centric public transport
  • potential environmental and social opportunities and effects
  • growth and development.

To find out more about the feedback we have received visit: Engagement Summary Highlights

To read the full engagement summary report, please visit here: Engagement Summary Full Report



Next steps

We have completed further technical work, investigated a range of options and started to develop a preferred route for the Airport to Botany Rapid Transit corridor. We’ve also identified walking and cycling improvements along Puhinui Road and Lambie Drive, as well as proposed bus lane operational times.

We’ve also further developed supporting state highway improvements and walking and cycling links in the area and we want to hear your views.

Your feedback will give us a better understanding of the programme area, your needs, and any improvements that can be made. Once we have received and analysed all feedback, we will use it to refine the proposals.

You can share your thoughts by:

  • completing an online feedback form at
  • downloading a feedback from and positing it back to us using the freepost envelope
  • or come along to one of our community open days.

Feedback is open to Sunday, 8 December 2019



Community Open Days

Come along to an open day to view information about the overall programme and proposed improvements, talk to the Southwest Gateway team, and have your say. The open days are being held at the following times and locations:

  • Saturday, 23 November 9am – 6pm Westfield Manukau (outside Farmers), Corner of Great South Road and Manukau Station Road
  • Sunday, 24 Nov 10am – 5:30pm Westfield Manukau (outside Farmers), Corner of Great South Road and Manukau Station Road
  • Wednesday, 27 November 3pm – 7pm New World Papatoetoe, 65 St George Street
  • Saturday, 30 November 7am – 12pm Otara Markets, 46 Fair Mall
  • Wednesday, 4 December 9:30am – 1:30pm Papakura Library, 209 Great South Road, Papakura
  • Thursday, 5 December 3pm – 7pm Countdown Botany, Corner Te Irirangi Drive and Ti Rakau Drive
  • Friday, 6 December 5pm – 7pm Tupu Youth Library, 102 Dawson Rd, Ōtara
  • Saturday, 7 December 9am – 3pm Kāinga Ora, 12 Waddon Place, Māngere


More information


For more information on the Southwest Gateway programme, contact at

Or visit our website