Additional Waitematā Harbour crossing

Detailed Planning
Additional Waitematā Harbour crossing

The New Zealand Government have announced that they will construct an additional crossing of the Waitematā Harbour in Auckland.

A decision to proceed with the additional crossing has been brought forward so that the newly constructed crossing can be integrated with the Auckland Light Rail currently being planned.

Key Dates

Jan 2022 Project Announcement
2029 Expected Construction Commencement


Procuring Agency: Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Auckland Transport and Auckland Council


Jan 2022 The New Zealand Government announced that they had brought forward planning for an additional harbour crossing. A preferred option for the crossing will be selected in 2023.
May 2022 Waka Kotahi and the Auckland Light Rail Group jointly issued Registrations of Interest (ROI) for the provision of Urban, Engineering and Planning Alliance Professional Services for the Auckland Light Rail and Additional Waitematā Harbour Connections projects. ROIs closed on 2 June 2022.
Sep 2022 Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Auckland Transport and Auckland Council announced an Alliance of WSP, Beca, SYSTRA and Cox Architecture as the preferred bidder to undertake planning and design development for the project.
Mar 2023 The NZ Government announced five proposed options for the project, involving a tunnel, bridge, or combination of the two. The proposals were opened for public feedback, closing on 1 May. An updated timeline for the project was also released, indicating that construction will commence in 2029.
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Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement | Alliance | Unconfirmed |
New Zealand |