Whāngārei to Te Hana




PROJECT
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Credibly proposed

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Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

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Port Marsden Highway to Te Hana
Whāngārei to Te Hana
Whangarei to Port Marsden State Highway Upgrade
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.   

Announced

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:

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
SECTOR: Road
JURISDICTION: New Zealand
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

The Whāngārei to Te Hana project responds to the Government’s directive to the Transport Agency to deliver a divided carriageway on a safe alignment between Whāngārei and Auckland. The programme includes a combination of projects to deliver an upgraded carriageway and safer alignment of State Highway 1.

The project is divided into two sections, with each section having various stages:

Whāngārei to Port Marsden Highway

  • Whāngārei to Oakleigh
  • Oakleigh to Port Marsden Highway

Port Marsden Highway to Te Hana

  • Port Marsden Highway to Waipu (NZ$45 million)
  • Brynderwyn Hills bypass
  • Brynderwyn to Te Hana

In July 2018, the NZTA announced the re-evaluation of the project to align it with the new priorities set out in the Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport. Re-evaluation was first proposed in the Draft Transport Agency Investment Proposal (TAIP) released earlier in 2018.

NZTA completed re-evaluation in October 2018, recommending short term safety improvements and route protection, and a staged approach to providing additional capacity and offline infrastructure upgrades in the medium and long term

 


 

Project History

Jan 2020: First round of funding announced after re-evaluation results released

Nov 2018: Findings from project Re-Evaluation released

2018: Planning placed on hold as project undergoes re-evaluation

Aug 2017: Business case released

 


 

Further Information

The project forms parts of a larger programme to upgrade road connections between Auckland and Whāngārei. Other projects along this corridor include the Warkworth to Wellsford Road project (indicative route released in February 2017) and the Pūhoi to Warkworth Public-Private Partnership (under construction).



Last reviewed: 08/12/2020

Port Marsden Highway to Te Hana


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Port Marsden Highway to Te Hana

STATUS: Prospective pipeline
SECTOR: Road
JURISDICTION: New Zealand
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

Port Marsden Highway to Te Hana (where the route will meet the Auckland motorway network) is the second stage of the Whangarei to Te Hana project.

The upgrade will be planned and delivered in stages:

  • Port Marsden Highway to Waipu
  • Brynderwyn Hills bypass
  • Brynderwyn Hills to Te Hana

 

This section of State Highway 1 (SH1) is a long-term programme of investment that will improve safety, reliability and resilience of the network. The improvements will reduce the cost of travel for the freight industry, and improve the ability of Northland to attract investment and tourism.

After a re-evaluation undertaken by Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) in October 2018,  a recommended programme of work for the Port Marsden Highway to Te Hana section was announced:

  • safety improvements,
  • upgrades to alternative routes to SH1 between Port Marsden Highway and Te Hana, and
  • route protection for a bypass of Brynderwyn Hills

 

Construction timing will be based on prioritisation of projects nationally.

Originally, two options were shortlisted for the Bynderwyn Hills Bypass. They were approximately 15-20 kilometres long and avoid areas of significant cultural and environmental value. The total estimated cost of the section was $500 million - $800 million.

 


 

Project History

Oct 2018: Whangarei to Te Hana programme was re-evalauted by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to align it with the NZ Government's priorities outlined in the Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport.



Last reviewed: 08/12/2020

Whangarei to Port Marsden State Highway Upgrade


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Whangarei to Port Marsden State Highway Upgrade

STATUS: Announced
VALUE: $662M AUD | $692M NZD
SECTOR: Road
JURISDICTION: New Zealand
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

The first stage of the Whāngārei to Te Hana programme is planned between Whāngārei and Port Marsden Highway (SH15).

The Whāngārei to Port Marsden State Highway Upgrade project will see 22 kilometres of state highway upgraded to four lanes between Northport, the major shipping port in Port Marsden, and Whāngārei, the regional capital of the Northland Region.

Upgrading the road to four lanes and separating traffic will provide a more reliable connection between the Whāngārei and the port - which exports 3 million tonnes of freight per year - while also improving safety.

After several rounds of consultation, a straightening and widening to four lanes of the current SH1 corridor has emerged as the preferred route for the project. In addition, separated walking and cycling paths will also be added to the route.

 


 

Key Dates

Nov 2020: Preferrred route selected

Mid-2021: Expected design procurement commencement

Late-2022: Expected construction procurement commencement

2023-24: Expected construction commencement

 


 

Funding

New Zealand Government: $692 million NZD

 


 

History

Nov 2020: Emerging preferred route announced

Jan 2020: The NZ Government announced NZ$692 million in funding for the Whāngārei to SH15 section in it's original form as part of its $12 billion New Zealand Upgrade Programme.

Nov 2018: Whāngārei to Te Hana programme was re-evaluated by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to align it with the NZ Government's priorities outlined in the Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport. Re-evaluation was completed in October 2018, with the NZTA announcing the recommended programme of works, which only included future-proofing for a new route between Whāngārei and SH15.

2018: Planning placed on hold as project undergoes re-evaluation



Last reviewed: 08/12/2020

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