Clarifying the process of the Matakana Link Road Hearing Scheduled to start on Wednesday 27 March 2019.
Good afternoon, This is an email clarifying the process of the Matakana Link road hearing scheduled to start on Wednesday 27 March 2019. Auckland Transport (AT) has lodged a Notice of Requirement (NoR) to the Auckland Council (Council) for a designation to carry out the construction, operation and maintenance of the Matakana Link Road – Tuhonohono ki Tai (Pathway to the Sea) project at Warkworth. Auckland Transport has also lodged associated resource consent applications with the Council. Both applications are being heard at the same hearing which will allow all parties to only have to attend a single hearing. If you have submitted on either the NOR or the resource consent attending this hearing gives you the chance to talk to your submission to the hearing committee, and present evidence that supports your submission. Auckland Transport will present their case for both the NOR and Resource Consent in the morning of Wednesday 27 March 2019. Submitters who wish to be heard will be grouped into either commenting on the NOR or the resource consent, or both if you submitted on both applications, and will speak on one of the days between Wednesday 27 March and Monday 1 April 2019. A schedule will be released closer to the hearing date.
If you wish to speak at the hearing, please return the attached attendance form no later than 13 March 2019. Please feel free to contact me on 09 890 4940 if you have any questions relating to this hearing.
Ngā mihi | Kind regards Tanisha Tanisha Hazelwood| Hearings Advisor Democracy Services Ph 09 890 4940 | Mobile 021 560 871 Auckland Council, Level 25, 135 Albert Street, Auckland Central
A Flyover video of the Puhoi to Warkworth RONS construction
Update from AT on the MLRd. 2nd November 2018 Kimdon has provided the update below on the Matakana Link Road (MLR) project for members. In a previous update (attached), provided in July, members were advised that NZTA had requested investigation of alternative options, to reduce the initial project costs. The alternative approach looks to designate and purchase the full four lane requirements, but stage construction to reduce the initial capital outlay and align with the anticipated traffic volumes on the road. Matakana Link Road Project Update
AT Board decision end of August confirmed staging construction of MLR
NZTA funding approved last week for staged construction
The decision to stage the project was based on the changes in land use models which now say four lanes are not required until 2036-2046
Planning and Consenting
The NoR and Regional consents have been updated to align with the revised construction approach and will be lodged with AC this week.
Our application will likely be publically notified by AC within the next 3-4 weeks. We will confirm this with AC and advise the Local Board in due course.
Hearings are planned next year (March/April)
Detailed design is planned to commence this month, now that funding has been confirmed
This will run in parallel with the NOR/RC process
This will involve detailed design of stage 1 for construction, and potentially preliminary design of stage 2 to ensure constructability in the future.
Meetings with land owners are being set up to discuss the changes in the approach and updated NOR/RC documents
Land purchase negotiations are continuing
Media release in September regarding staged project
Continued attendance to Transport Forums as required
NOR/RC to be Publically notified
Meeting is being set up by Cynthia Gillespie in response to Greg Sayers requests