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Henderson's future Henderson's future

Auckland Transport, Panuku Development Auckland, Henderson-Massey Local Board, and Auckland Council, are working together on initiatives in the Henderson area to make Henderson accessible and a better place for everyone to live, work, and play.

Project status: Consultation closed
Project zone: West

Henderson is a priority area

Auckland Transport has identified Henderson as a priority area for walking and cycling improvements, following the introduction of a new bus network for West Auckland. We want to provide people with better connectivity and more travel choices. The aim is to create a walking and cycling network that caters for Aucklanders of all ages and abilities. This aligns with the Henderson-Massey Local Board’s aspiration for people to be able to get around without a car.

Image: Arts Bridge (designed by Neil Miller) linking Corban Estate to Henderson Park and the Project Twin Stream’s Opanuku Path

Opanuku Stream walk and cycleway2

Image: Walking and Cycling access to Corban Estate from Great North Road

Opanuku Stream walk and cycleway

Henderson-Massey Local Board is committed to making the region a better place for all. The Local Board has two key plans. The Henderson Implementation Plan: 2014 to 2040 is a strategic plan with projects planned to revitalise Henderson over a longer period. The Henderson-Massey Local Board Plan 2017 is a three-year plan reflecting the community priorities and preferences.

Auckland Council in partnership with Henderson-Massey Local Board plans to develop a wider local connections plan or greenways/ local paths plan for the Henderson-Massey region in their 2018-19 work programme.

The city’s regeneration agency, Panuku Development Auckland, has developed an overarching plan that outlines the opportunities for regeneration in Henderson. The vision proposed for Henderson is for it to grow into an urban eco-centre, enhancing the mauri (life essence) of the twin streams of Wai o Panuku/Opanuku and Wai Horotiu/Oratia that converge in its centre.

We hope that the strong ecological focus will act as a catalyst for high quality living and development that resonates with and attracts families, businesses, investors and visitors to this growing metropolitan area. A key initiative that makes up this vision is to enable two new local walking and cycling links to better connect the twin streams pathways and local attractions.

Image: Opanuku Reserve, Henderson Park and Corban Estate Arts Centre

City regeneration

Public consultation

We talked and listened to local community groups, resident and business associations, and local schools on the future of Henderson. 

Improving Henderson hi-resolution map

We asked:

  1. What do you like about the Henderson town centre?
  2. What do you dislike about the town centre?
  3. What improvements would you like to see made to the town centre?
  4. Which cycling and walking routes are important to you?
  5. What issues or concerns do you have on these routes and suggested improvements?

Your feedback will help to inform current and future projects that benefit the wider Henderson area over the next 10 years.


  • More travel options to get to work, school and local attractions so we can support the rapid growth of Henderson.
  • Improve walking and cycling links to the Henderson train station and the town centre from surrounding suburbs to make it easier for local trips and longer trips to other parts of Auckland.
  • The Henderson-Massey Local Board are committed to and supportive of improving walking and cycling accessibility in the area.
  • Better connectivity both across the existing network and to the town centre and train stations.
  • Lincoln Rd upgrade will include high-occupancy vehicle lanes, and cycle lanes.

Public consultation

Public feedback closed Wednesday 10 June 2018.

Public feedback

We would like to thank everyone who took the effort to give us feedback on the Henderson’s future consultation.

Feedback response was excellent. We received 611 feedback submissions including:

  • 178 hard-copy brochure feedback forms.
  • 174 online brochure feedback forms.
  • 171 pin-drop comments on the Henderson online map tool.
  • 88 pieces of feedback post it notes from display boards at public engagement events.

We have prepared a high level summary of feedback report.

Feedback report

Read the Henderson's future high level summary of feedback report (PDF 1.04MB, 16 pages).

Next steps - final consultation feedback and decisions report

We are currently mapping issues or barriers that people have identified on these routes and suggested improvements.

Once this mapping exercise is complete, we will have feedback summary maps that will show:

  • all suggested walking and cycling routes and the number of mentions (route frequency).
  • locations where issues/barriers/concerns were raised and the number of mentions (issue frequency)
  • this information will be used to inform future improvement projects in and around Henderson. We will be seeking further feedback on these projects in late 2019.


  • April to May 2018 - Public consultation period.
  • June 2018 - Consultation period extended.
  • December 2018 – High level summary of feedback report.
  • February to March 2019 – Final consultation feedback and decisions report.

For more information on this project

Contact Auckland Transport