By 2050 Auckland’s population is expected to grow by another million people. As the city grows, transport infrastructure is a key element shaping the quality of its future urban form, supporting sustainable growth and liveable communities.

Te Tupu Ngātahi Supporting Growth is an alliance and partnership between Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport to deliver a transport planning programme that supports Auckland’s greenfield growth areas, by clearly identifying future transport networks and choices. 

Alongside Waka Kotahi and Auckland Transport, the alliance comprises ourselves, AECOM and legal providers; Bell Gully and Buddle Findlay. It was formed in 2018, ‘to grow together as one’ and build a well-integrated, accessible and sustainable future for Auckland. With an approach of collaboration, understanding and responding to the challenges and aspirations of all stakeholders, the alliance works closely with Manawhenua, KiwiRail, Auckland Council and the wider community. 

As part of the alliance, we are providing a broad range of services including planning and environmental services, communications and engagement, transport advisory, project management, transport infrastructure, geotechnical, GIS, civil structures, urban design, and architecture. 

In 2018, the alliance reached a major programme milestone, scoping how the transport network would be developed and delivered over the next 10 to 30 years. The Indicative Strategic Transport Network for all the growth areas consists of more than 70 projects, including new and upgraded public transport connections, safety upgrades, walking and cycling links, upgraded roads and new state highways and highway connections. 

The alliance is now well underway with the detailed investigations, business cases and preparations for statutory processes, to protect these key transport routes. 

Doing this ‘route protection’ and planning now means that Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi can identify and protect the land needed for important transport connections and the city can progress the next stages of urban planning with certainty. 

Together, we’re proud to be involved in building safe, accessible and liveable communities for future Aucklanders. 



  • Transportation 2020 Award: Best Abstract Presentation - Te Tupu Ngātahi Design Framework, Elaine Chen - SGA Urban Design Team


More Aucklanders by 2050


Hectares of urban growth area


Transport projects

Our Team says

Planning for growth needs to be balanced with the fact that we still need land to farm, to feed Auckland and to support our economy, so we need to use and develop this land wisely.

Amelia Linzey

Group Director – Advisory and Chief Planner

Our People

Amelia Linzey

Group Chief Executive

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Bryce Julyan

Environments Practice Lead

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Emma Fisk

Senior Technical Director - Civil Engineering

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