Tauranga Northern Link
Preferred bidder announced
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.
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 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.
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
All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million
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.
Following re-evaluation of the project in 2018, the TNL will be a two-lane road, with the option for an additional two lanes for public transport and high occupancy vehicles.
Originally, the TNL was to 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's likely the re-evaluated scope will still include a new bridge crossing the Wairoa River and an underpass under both Wairoa Road and Cambridge Road.
Construction funding for the Tauranga Northern Link (TNL) was granted in April 2016 as part of the NZ$520 million Waihi to Tauranga Corridor programme.
Property purchases, consents, design, tolling feasibility and revocation planning took place between 2016 and 2018.
The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) called for Registration of Interest (ROI) for the project's original design and construct contract in August 2017. However, following the release of the Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport and the Draft Transport Agency Investment Proposal (TAIP), NZTA re-evaluated the project to align it with the new priorities set out in the GPS. Re-evaluation was confirmed in the National Land Transport Programme (NLTP) 2018-21.
Project plans, cost and timing will be considered further once all project re-evaluations identified in the TAIP are completed, expected in December 2018.
Last reviewed: 30/10/2018