Penlink




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Penlink
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

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.

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Australia

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New Zealand

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STATUS: Prospective pipeline
VALUE: $258M AUD | $282M NZD
SECTOR: Road
JURISDICTION: New Zealand
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Possible PPP
TYPE: Greenfield

Penlink is an alternative route between Whangaparaoa Peninsula and State Highway (SH1) at Redvale, north of Auckland. The Penlink proposal includes:

- 7km of new road, including a new bridge across Weiti River;
- Four lane toll road (two lanes in each direction);
- Provisions for pedestrians and cyclists;
- 100km/hr speed limit; and
- Historic Rodney District Council project.

The new road will relieve traffic congestion on Whangaparaoa Road and the Hibiscus Coast Highway and improve travel times and journey reliability in the area. The project was signalled as a second decade project in 2015 funding plans as well as in some of the earlier Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) work. Faster than expected growth and major planned development around the Silverdale interchange has accelerated the need to progress Penlink. The project has three key objectives:

- Improve travel times and reliability;
- Improve network performance and resilience; and
- Facilitate economic activity, planned growth and transport mode choice.

The total design and construction costs are estimated to be circa NZ$282 million plus contingency of NZ$72 million. The project might be procured through Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangements since part of it will be fuded through tolling.

Construction of Penlink will commence after the completion of the Resource Management processes and the approval and prioritisation funding needs in the Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP).

The projects was handed over to Auckland Transport in 2010. The current Draft Regional Land Transport Plan shows design funding in 2018 with construction starting in 2021.

In April 2018, the project was included in the Auckland Transport Alignment Project's investment priorities for the 2018-2028 decade.



Last reviewed: 29/08/2018

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