- The Hub will feature 137 car parks, two bus stops and other facilities
- It is expected to open by mid-2022
Construction of a new park-and-ride facility in Warkworth is leaping ahead with the installation of a long line of piles for the interior walkway and a clear outline of the area visible by emerging kerb and channel works.
The Warkworth Community Transport Hub at 80 Great North Road is being delivered by Auckland Transport on behalf of the Rodney Local Board and is funded by the Rodney Transport Targeted Rate.
It will feature 137 car parks, a bus layover, two bus stops, footpaths, a toilet block, bike parking, lighting and CCTV.
A signal-controlled crossing and the northbound bus stop on Great North Road have been completed, and construction of the southbound bus stop is now underway.
The Rodney Transport Targeted Rate was introduced by Auckland Council in 2018 after extensive community consultation. The $150 per annum rateable property charge is projected to raise $46 million over 10 years to pay for new bus services and bus stops, park-and-ride facilities, and footpaths.
Rodney Local Board Deputy Chair Beth Houlbrooke says it’s great to see the transport hub taking shape.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the community utilise the area when using public transport services, in turn freeing up parks in Warkworth village for shoppers and business visitors,” she said.
“Plus, there’ll be extra parking for locals attending events at the Warkworth Showgrounds, accessed via a timber bridge and dedicated walkway.
“Construction is progressing nicely, and the Rodney Local Board expects to open the new facility for locals mid-2022.”
An artist’s impression of the Warkworth Community Transport Hub and its parking lot.
For more information, visit our Warkworth Community Transport Hub page.