Tauranga Northern Link


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Tauranga Northern Link

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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ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:


Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million

STATUS: Under procurement
VALUE: $278M AUD | $286 NZD
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

Tauranga is a harbourside city in the Bay of Plenty region on New Zealand's North Island. The Tauranga Northern Link (TNL) will create a 6.8 kilometre alternative route, from the Takitimu Drive Toll Road through to Loop Road, just west of Te Puna.  

The TNL will be a four-lane median divided expressway with a grade-separated interchange located at Minden Road, with on and off ramps in each direction.

It will include a new bridge crossing the Wairoa River and an underpass will take the TNL under both Wairoa Road and Cambridge Road.

A roundabout will connect the TNL to Takitimu Drive Toll Road and a new westbound single lane connection is planned from 15th Avenue to Takitimu Drive Toll Road.

Construction funding for the Tauranga Northern Link (TNL) was granted in April 2016 as part of the $NZD520 million Waihi to Tauranga Corridor programme.

Property purchases, consents, design, tolling feasibility and revocation plan will take place between 2016 and 2018. Construction is projected to commence in 2018 and conclude in 2022.

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) called for Registration of Interest (ROI) for a design and construct contract for the project in August 2017. The project is currently on track to sign the contract in 2018.

The works include:

- the construction of seven separate bridges;
- earthworks in the order of 3,000,000 cubic metres;
- development of the final design for construction;
- securing the necessary approvals and permits; and
- supply of all labour materials and plant for the construction of the project to the prescribed standards and conditions.

Last reviewed: 30/07/2018

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