Mill Road Corridor - Phase 1


Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed


Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
Mill Road Corridor - Phase 1

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.

Credibly proposed

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.   


The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.

Under procurement

The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).

Preferred bidder announced

A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.

Recently closed

Projects that have progressed to contractual close remain on ANZIP for 12 months.

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: Prospective pipeline
VALUE: $472M AUD | $507M NZD
TYPE: Greenfield

The Mill Road Corridor (phase 1) will provide an additional strategic North-South corridor for South Auckland, connecting Manukau and Drury to the east of the Southern Motorway.

Added capacity along the Mill Road corridor will help other key routes in this part of Auckland including, for example:

- less pressure on the Southern Motorway allows it to be the key route for inter-regional freight movements and other longer trips; and
-less pressure on Great South Road assists plans to reallocate existing road space to bus lanes.

The proposed targeted improvements along the corridor include:

- improved intersections to address the most severe congestion;
- improved northern section to address the most severe safety
- construction of new sections to support housing development as these develop;
- construction of the new Drury South interchange; and
- route protection and land purchase of the southern section.

Earlier work completed as part of the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) analysis highlighted the importance of both the Southern Motorway and the Mill Road corridor in providing access to employment across a broad part of southern Auckland.

In April 2018, the estimated $507 million Mill Road Corridor (phase 1) was included in the updated 2018 ATAP as an investment priority for the 2018-2028 decade. The project is also included in the Draft Regional Land Transport Plan (2018-2028).

Auckland Transport expects the land purchase business case and implementation strategy for the full corridor (phases 1 and 2) to be conducted between 2018 and 2020, with construction to be undertaken from 2020-2028.

Last reviewed: 30/07/2018

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