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Pakuranga to Botany Pakuranga to Botany

This part of the Eastern Busway will run between the town centres of Pakuranga and Botany.

It will include a new bus station at each town centre, a flyover between Pakuranga Road and Waipuna Bridge and cycling, walking and urban design enhancements. 

These developments will help commuters travel between Botany and Britomart in less than 40 minutes. AT has formed the Eastern Busway Alliance to work on the design and consenting of the busway. 

Read more about the Eastern Busway project.

Ti Rakau Drive
Ti Rakau Drive 2020


  • A dedicated busway
    • Continuation of a dedicated urban busway between Pakuranga and Botany town centres
    • The busway will be separate from general traffic to ensure travel time reliability
  • A new bus station and interchange at Pakuranga Town Centre
    • Improved access to Pakuranga Town Centre
    • Improved bus frequency from Pakuranga Town Centre to Botany, Panmure and the surrounding neighbourhoods
  • A new bus station at Botany Town Centre
    • Improved bus services from Botany Town Centre
  • Reeves Road Flyover
    • An flyover between Waipuna Bridge and Pakuranga Road
    • This will help buses run smoothly by reducing general traffic from intersections in the area and improving travel time reliability for all modes
  • Ti Rakau Drive bridge over Pakuranga Creek
    • A new bridge was built beside the existing road bridge with dedicated bus lanes
    • It will also include dedicated and safe facilities for cyclists and pedestrians 


Rapid transit link connecting east and south Auckland with the rail network.

New and enhanced walking and cycling connection to a wider network.

Botany to Britomart by bus and train in less than 40 minutes.

Connecting more than 30,000 people each day to employment, education and recreation services.

Reeves Road flyover linking Pakuranga Road and Waipuna Bridge, improving travel time reliability for all modes and reducing traffic congestion in the town centre.

Ti Rakau Drive Bridge 2021


  • Mid-late 2021 - Landowner, stakeholder and community consultation and discussion. This is where you will have an opportunity to understand updated designs and how the project could impact your property or neighbourhood and provide feedback to us. Site investigation work is also in progress during this time.
  • 2022 - Detailed design to happen in stages. We'll be seeking your feedback and input as the designs develop.
  • Early 2022 - A staged consenting process is expected to begin. You will also be able to have a say during this process.
  • Late 2022 – Construction due to start.

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.

Site investigation work

From July 2021 to December 2021 site investigation work will be taking place at several locations in the Pakuranga and Botany areas. The work will help the alliance to understand the ground conditions and exact locations of underground services including water, electricity and gas pipes. The information gathered will improve the proposed design of the busway, which will be shared with the community later this year for your consideration and feedback.

A temporary site office will be 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 the site investigation work is in progress.

Pakuranga Road 2020

Recent RLTP news

In July 2021, there was media coverage about Auckland’s Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP), which included the Eastern Busway. Here’s a summary of the RLTP and what it means for the Eastern Busway project at the time of the announcement:

  • The RLTP identifies the likely funding and timing of approved transport projects over the next 10 years. It is reviewed every three years to ensure funding is available for priority projects.
  • The funding is provided by the NZ Government, Auckland Council and the Regional Fuel Tax.
  • The latest RLTP confirms funding has increased to $867 million for the Pakuranga to Botany section of the busway, spread over a further two years through to 2027/28.
  • Spreading the funding over a longer timeframe than first planned does not affect the Eastern Busway Alliance’s commitment to the project.

Ti Rakau Drive 2021

Helping to protect and restore the local area

The project team is using the Infrastructure Council Sustainability of Australia (ISCA) 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.

Pedestrians on Ti Rakau Drive 2020

2018 feedback

Community consultation took place in 2018 to gather feedback on the concept design for the Pakuranga to Botany busway. This feedback is being considered by the Eastern Busway Alliance and included in the next phase of planning and design for the project. This may result in the final design varying from the previously consulted concept.

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:

Note: Public consultation took place in 2018 and the feedback received will be included in the next phase of planning and design work on the project. These plans should not be considered as final documents and may change. We will work with the local community and stakeholders when the next phase of design work takes place in 2021.

Eastern Busway Alliance

Auckland Transport has formed an alliance with Fletcher, Acciona, AECOM and Jacobs to start the design and consenting work, progressing towards construction, for the Eastern Busway section from Pakuranga to Botany.

Alliances are a best practice way of delivering big infrastructure projects. An alliance involves organisations with specialists in safety, government, planning, design, construction, community engagement and environmental sustainability, collaborating to deliver a project within a set budget and scope.

An alliance has been formed to enable efficient and innovative ways to achieve better outcomes for our Eastern Busway customers, partners, stakeholders and the community.

The Eastern Busway Alliance is working with customers, partners, stakeholders and the community to minimise impacts of the project and maximise transport, placemaking, social and economic outcomes.

Eastern Busway Alliance team
Eastern Busway Alliance team December 2020

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