Auckland Northern Corridor
Preferred bidder announced
Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.
The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.
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Preferred bidder announced
A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.
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Construction projects: > AUD$300m
Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m
All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million
The Auckland Northern Corridor project (also known as the Northern Corridor Improvements (NCI) project) will provide a new connection from the North Shore to and from the Western Ring Route and beyond, as an alternative to travelling on SH1 through the central city. The project comprises:
- a new, dedicated motorway link between the Northern Motorway (SH1) and the Upper Harbour Highway (SH18) including the upgrade of SH18 to full motorway standard between the Albany Highway interchange to SH1;
- new lanes on the Northern Motorway between SH18 and Greville Road;
- an extension of the existing Northern Busway from Constellation Bus Station further north to Albany Bus Station; and
- a range of local road, cycling and amenity commitments.
The Northern Corridor project is now undergoing a circa two year design and environmental approval process.
In December 2016 the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) lodged an application for six notices of requirements and 25 resource consents with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). The EPA accepted the application as complete on 22 December 2016.
In February 2017 EPA initiated a four week public submission process that will be followed by a Board of Inquiry (BOI) hearing in August 2017. A final decision on NZTA's lodgements is expected from the BOI in late-2017.
The project is expected to enter the market in 2017, with construction anticipated to begin in 2018/19 and be completed by 2021/22.