Southern Links




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Southern Links
Waikato River Bridge
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.

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.   

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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

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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:

Australia

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: $569M AUD | $610M NZD
SECTOR: Road
JURISDICTION: New Zealand
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement, Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

Southern Links is a network of state highway and urban arterial routes linking State Highway 1 from Kahikatea Drive in Hamilton to the Waikato Expressway at Tamahere, and State Highway 3 from Hamilton Airport to central and east Hamilton. The project forms a key part of the NZ Government's and Hamilton City Council's (HCC) strategy for accomodating projected growth and development in the Peacocke, Tamahere and Hamilton Airport area. 

While the project's corridors have been protected Southern Links is still in the early stages of development, with construction stages expected to be 10-15 years away.

In July 2017, the NZ Government announced HCC had been allocated NZ$182 million from the $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund along with a NZ$90m subsidy from the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) for the HCC's Peacocke development proposal. The proposal comprises the construction of thousands of new houses over the coming decades, along with associated infrastructure. It's expected a portion of the funds will be allocated to parts of the Southern Links network.

As part of this funding, a new Hamilton bridge over the Waikato River will be constructed to support growth in Peacocke.

HCC will consider the timing and funding of Southern Links, along with other infrastructure, as part of the 2018 review of HCC's 10 Year Plan. 

Major roadworks as part of the Southern Links project were not included in the National Land Transport Programme (NLTP) and as such there is no timeline for construction at this stage.

NZ Project Lifecycle Status: Investigation



Last reviewed: 10/02/2020

Waikato River Bridge


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Waikato River Bridge

STATUS: Under procurement
SECTOR: Road
JURISDICTION: New Zealand
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

A new bridge over the Waikato River will be constructed to support the development of Peacocke, which will be an extension of Hamilton. This forms part of the Peacocke program that also includes new main roads, parks, and strategic water, wastewater and stormwater networks.

The bridge will be funded partly by Hamilton City Council, and partly from the New Zealand Government's Housing Infrastructure Fund.

The new bridge will connect Hamilton and Peacocke and cross the Waikato River south of the Hamilton Gardens. After a stakeholder and community engagement process, designs for the new bridge were released in April 2019.

Four structural forms were proposed for the bridge. The preferred option has a single main flat deck with large pier on the south bank. This option will allow for changes in the width of traffic and bike lanes in the future.

In December 2019, Expressions of Interest closed for the construction of the bridge. Construction is expected to begin in mid-2020, with completion set for 2023-24.



Last reviewed: 10/02/2020

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