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Pakuranga to Botany Pakuranga to Botany

The Eastern Busway between Pakuranga and Botany town centres will provide better connections and sustainable travel options for pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, and bus and train customers.

Tell us what you think

Thank you for your feedback on the draft design of the Pakuranga to Botany section of the Eastern Busway. We will use your feedback to refine the design and then confirm our changes with you.

You'll have more opportunites to have your say in 2022 as we develop the design and move towards the consent stage of the project.

We'll schedule local pop-in sessions and more opportunities for landowners to meet with the project team in early 2022.

Learn more about the project

You can download Your Guide to the Eastern Busway here. (PDF, 2.51MB)

Download Your Guide to the Eastern Busway in other languages

Te Reo (PDF, 2.54MB)

Chinese (Traditional) (PDF, 2.74MB)

Chinese (Simplified) (PDF, 2.70MB)

Hindi (PDF, 2.58MB)

Samoan (PDF, 2.51MB)

Korean (PDF, 2.59MB)

Other resources

Map of draft design

Map of Pakuranga Town Centre (PDF, 21.7MB)

Map of Ti Rakau Drive (PDF, 26.9MB)

Map of proposed Burswood Station (PDF, 26.2MB)

Map of proposed Botany Station (PDF, 11.7MB)

Cross sections (PDF, 5.11MB)

Bus station features (PNG, 819KB)

Bus station locations (PNG, 522KB)

How the design was developed (PDF, 3.06MB)

Frequently asked questions (PDF, 295KB)

About the project

What we're designing

AT is planning and designing a dedicated urban busway between Pakuranga and Botany town centres.

This will include five new bus stations: Pakuranga Town Centre, Edgewater, Gossamer, a proposed station at Burswood, and a station at Botany Town Centre.

Features and benefits

This new, dedicated urban busway means more regular access between where you live and where you work, shop, eat, and play. You’ll get safer, faster and more reliable trips, no matter what form of transport you choose.

You’ll also get:

  • Safe, new and attractive bus shelters, bike and scooter parking, drop-off and pick-up zones
  • Convenient transfers between local feeder buses and busway services
  • A flyover, which will reduce traffic around Pakuranga Town Centre and improve journey time reliability
  • A new bridge over Pakuranga Creek, which will have dedicated bus, cycle, and pedestrian lanes
  • A reliable 40-minute bus and train trip between Botany Town Centre and Britomart


  • Late 2021:
    • Panmure to Pakuranga section completed
    • Pakuranga to Botany site investigations in progress
    • Online property owner and community consultation on the draft design undertaken
  • Early – Mid 2022:
    • Face-to-face community engagement (if restrictions allow)
    • Consent applications lodged for early enabling work in Pakuranga
    • Initial construction work in Pakuranga
  • Mid – Late 2022:
    • Community consultation on detailed design
    • Consent applications lodged
  • 2026:
    • Estimated construction completed (subject to consent approvals and COVID restrictions)

2018 Feedback

In 2018, you gave us your feedback during community consultation on our concept for the Pakuranga to Botany busway. We’ve considered your feedback and included it in the next stage of planning and design.

2018 Resources and Plans

Download the guide to the 2018 Eastern Busway concept design (PDF 7MB, 11 pages)

Download the 2018 Eastern Busway Pakuranga to Botany consultation newsletter (PDF 8MB)

Stage 2 and 3 (residential section) plans:

Site investigation work

From July 2021 to December 2021, we’ll be carrying out site investigation work around Pakuranga and Botany. This will help us to understand the ground conditions and exact locations of underground services including water, electricity, and gas pipes. The information we gather will improve the proposed busway design.

A temporary site office has been set up and you may notice some of our team, site investigation equipment, temporary lane layout changes and night works in the area.

Thank you for your patience while our site investigation work is in progress.

Partnering with mana whenua

Auckland Transport and the Eastern Busway Alliance have partnered with mana whenua to ensure that Māori cultural values and perspectives are recognised and integrated into the planning of all stages of the project.

Close partnership with iwi will continue throughout the project’s development and delivery. We’re looking forward to sharing more about the work we do with our iwi partners in the future.

Helping protect and restore the local area

The project team is using the Infrastructure Sustainability Council (ISC) tool to help ensure the environment will be protected during construction.

We will support local businesses and inspire healthy communities in the south and east Auckland by:

  • Being a good neighbour, and supporting the community through disruption, impacts and change.
  • Using resources and materials efficiently.
  • Encouraging the use of walking, cycling and public transport.
  • Protecting and enhancing the natural environment and using innovative urban design so that people feel connected to the local area.
  • Helping the community to thrive by providing employment and training opportunities.
  • Supporting the local economy by providing opportunities for local businesses.
  • Deconstructing (disassembly and reuse or relocation of) buildings that require removal, diverting waste from landfills.

The Eastern Busway Alliance

Auckland Transport is working with Fletcher, ACCIONA, AECOM and Jacobs on the Pakuranga to Botany section.

Alliances are the recommended way to deliver large infrastructure projects like this one. They let organisations specialising in different areas such as safety, planning, or community engagement, come together to share their skills and knowledge.

That’s why we’re working with our partners to find more efficient, innovative ways to get better results for our customers, partners, stakeholders, and the local community.

By working together, we can reduce disruptions and get more benefits for Aucklanders.

Eastern Busway Alliance team
Eastern Busway Alliance team December 2020

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