Early planning work underway for NZ Upgrade Programme’s new Northland package
A couple of months have now passed since the Government announced changes to the Whangārei to Port Marsden Highway four-laning project.
As you may know, the Government has instructed Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency to implement a new option that focuses on safety improvements along the existing state highway between Whangārei and Port Marsden Highway, and the construction of a new rail link to Northport (lead by KiwiRail).
The new ‘Northland package’ aims to support Northland’s economic growth, improve supply chain resilience, reduce emissions and improve road safety.
While we are still at the very early stages of planning for this project and it will take us time to work through the next steps, we wanted to give you an update on where we’re at and what we’ll be working on in the coming months.
We acknowledge the stress and uncertainty felt by landowners and the community in recent months and want to thank you for your patience as we work through these changes.
For more information on the Government's decision, please see our website.