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.

To find out what’s next for the project read our June 2022 Eastern Busway update (PDF 589KB)

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Thank you for your feedback in 2021 and 2022 on the draft design of the Eastern Busway between Pakuranga and Botany. Your feedback is helping to shape the design of the project.

In February 2022, based on consultation feedback and analysis, AT approved the proposed design between Pakuranga Town Centre and Ti Rakau Drive Bridge, including the Reeves Road Flyover.

In May 2022 AT considered the route options between Ti Rakau Drive Bridge and Botany Town Centre and would like further time to engage with the community before deciding the route. AT’s decision on this section of the alignment will be known at the beginning of July.

Community engagement 

June 2022

You are warmly invited to join us at an Eastern Busway information session to give your feedback on the busway between Pakuranga and Botany. These sessions will be held at East City Wesleyan, Church 219 Burswood Drive, Botany on the following dates: 

July 2022

Community pop-in information sessions on the route between Pakuranga Town Centre and Ti Rakau Drive Bridge will be widely advertised when the dates, times and venues are confirmed.

Consultation reports:

Learn more about the project

Download your guide to the Eastern Busway (PDF 2.5MB)

Download Your Guide to the Eastern Busway in other languages

Te Reo (PDF 2.5MB)

Chinese (Traditional) (PDF 2.7MB)

Chinese (Simplified) (PDF 2.7MB)

Hindi (PDF 2.6MB)

Samoan (PDF 2.5MB)

Korean (PDF 2.6MB)

Other resources

Analysis of the design options that were considered (PDF 1.4MB)

Map of draft design (PDF 2.5MB)

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 5.1MB)

Bus station features (PNG 819KB)

Bus station locations (PNG 522KB)

How the design was developed (PDF 3.1MB)

Frequently asked questions (PDF 171KB)

Chinese-Simplified March 2022 Eastern Busway update (PDF 1.1MB)

About the project

What we're designing

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

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

A map showing the proposed design of the Eastern Busway between Botany and Pakuranga town centres

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, on any form of transport you choose.

There will also be:

  • 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


  • November to December 2021:
    • Panmure to Pakuranga section completed
    • Pakuranga to Botany site investigations in progress
    • Online property owner and community consultation on the draft design undertaken
  • Late February 2022:
    • Preferred busway design from Pakuranga Town Centre to Ti Rakau Bridge confirmed and the community informed 
  • May 2022 to July 2022:
    • Preferred busway design from Ti Rakau Bridge to Botany Town Centre confirmed and the community informed 
  • Mid 2022 – Pakuranga Town Centre to Ti Rakau Bridge:
    • Community consultation on design
    • Project team to seek consents from Auckland Council
    • Some early enabling work to start in Pakuranga Town Council area
  • Mid to Late 2022 – Ti Rakau Drive Bridge to Botany Town Centre:
    • Community consultation on the design
    • Planning and consenting progressed

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

We’re 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 site office is being set up in Pakuranga 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

AT 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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