Major Contract

Eastern Busway - Pakuranga to Botany Busway

Under Delivery
Eastern Busway - Pakuranga to Botany Busway

The Pakuranga to Botany Busway forms part of the Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative (AMETI). It will enable people to catch a bus from the eastern suburbs and change to a train at Panmure. The project will create a second section of the South Busway in the centre of Ti Rakau Drive, between Pakuranga and Botany town. Changes across the busway include:

  • 12 kilometres of walking and cycling routes on both sides of Ti Rakau Drive
  • five kilometres of busway separated from other traffic
  • five new bus stops at intersections with traffic lights
  • two lanes for the busway over Ti Rakau bridge
  • access to Ti Rakau Drive for some properties and side road connections will need to change
  • widening footpaths, and
  • road widening on Ti Rakau Drive.

Key Dates

2006 Project Announcement
Jan 2018 ROIs Open
Mar 2018 ROIs Close
Aug 2018 RFT Open
Oct 2018 RFT Close
Jan 2019 Contract Award
2022 Expected Construction Commencement
2026 Expected Construction Completion


Procuring Agency: Auckland Transport.
Successful Tenderer: Fulton Hogan.


Mar 2018 The project's Resource Consent Application was recommended for approval by the Auckland Council.
Aug 2018 Tenders were called for the $100 million project, closing in October.
Sep 2018 Designation was approved for the next stage of Eastern Busway between Panmure and Pakuranga, following three years of detailed public consultation and a Notice of Requirement process. This means the land required for the project has the approvals to proceed.
Jan 2019 Registrations of Interest (ROIs) for the project opened, closing in March. Auckland Transport announced they will shortlist up to three participants for the Request for Tender (RFT) phase.
Jan 2019 Auckland Transport announced that Fulton Hogan had been awarded the contract for the project.
Apr 2019 Auckland Council begun demolishing properties in preparation for construction starting on the project. Auckland Transport has also released a pre-construction communication and consultation plan (PCCP) in advance of contract award.
Nov 2021 The Eastern Busway Alliance released a draft design of the Pakuranga to Botany section for public consultation, closing 10 December.
Nov 2021 Auckland Transport released the draft design for Eastern Busway - Pakuranga to Botany for public consultation. The public exhibition period closes on 10 December.
Jul 2022 Auckland Transport approved the project's busway design from Pakuranga Town Centre to Botany Town Centre. The route will include a connection at Burswood.