We were expecting planning approvals to be lodged with Auckland Council by now, however we recently received the following update from the NZTA:
Our initial timeframes for route protection have changed, as we are considering a wider range of possible sub options, the outputs from ATAP and opportunities for greater integration with work underway from our project partners. The NZTA Board will be meeting in March and further information, including updated timeframes for consultation, is expected to be available following that meeting.
This marks a shift in NZTA’s approach. Let’s hope the rail only option is being considered.