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The Rodney Transport Targeted Rate (RTTR) was introduced mid-2018 to accelerate transport investment in the Rodney Local Board Area. Ring-fenced for transport projects not included in the Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP), the RTTR supports and funds transport services identified as a priority by the Rodney community. 


Project status: Implementation - last updated 22 March 2021.
Project zone: North / North-West.


Project overview

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 $41 million over ten years to pay for new bus services and bus stops, park and ride facilities and footpaths.

Transport Targeted Rate Projects

New bus services

Three new bus routes have been introduced:

Eighteen new bus stops have been installed to support these bus routes, several following specific requests from the community.

All three bus service passenger usage numbers met or exceeded patronage targets during their first year of service.

Park and Rides

Two new Park and Ride facilities are planned for Warkworth and Kumeu/Huapai to support local bus services and address parking congestion.

  • The Warkworth Community Transport Hub, 80 Great North Road, Warkworth will feature 137 car parks (including 15 short term and four for accessible parking), a bus layover, two bus stops, footpaths, a signalised pedestrian crossing across Great North Road, two toilet blocks, bike parking, lighting and CCTV – Design, consents and contracts completed
  • A tender exercise to appoint a contractor to deliver the project is currently underway. This is expected to be done towards by April 2021.

    Download the project plans for the Warkworth Community Transport Hub (PDF 2.7MB)

  • Kumeū /Huapai Park and Ride – Under investigation.

Footpaths project

The Rodney Local Board has approved $7.3 million to design and build footpaths in Kumeū, Dairy Flat, Wellsford and Warkworth subdivisions over the next 2 years.

A key priority for the local board and Rodney’s communities is expanding the footpath network in and between towns and villages to make it safer and easier for people to get around.

Criteria for footpath funding includes footpaths situated on busy school routes, on well-used pedestrian routes and that link existing areas to new developments.

Footpaths are funded by the local board’s transport capital fund and its transport targeted rate. While Emergency Budget cuts have reduced the size of the capital fund, the targeted rate fund is intact. The targeted rate is ring-fenced for transport projects in Rodney and is allocated equitably by subdivision.

New footpaths approved to date for design and construction and their estimated costs (through the Rodney Local Board Transport Targeted Rate Fund) are:

Rodney Targeted Rate Fund approved footpath programme

Road Name Section Budget Approved Month Approved
Alice Street (Riverhead) Full length $474,000 November 2020
Coatesville Riverhead Highway (Dairy Flat) Opposite Coatesville Village $340,000 November 2020
Dairy Flat Highway (Dairy Flat) Outside Dairy Flat School $440,000 November 2020
Hudson Road (Warkworth) Albert to SH1 $398,000 November 2020
Newton Road (Riverhead) Full length $763,000 November 2020
Omaha Drive (Omaha) Pioneer to NW Anchorage $645,000 November 2020
School Road (Wellsford) School to No. 65 (sub station) $257,000 November 2020
Dairy Flat Highway (Dairy Flat) School to Postmans Road $1,007,000 December 2020
Goodall Road (Warkworth) Mahurangi Road to No. 20 $458,000 December 2020
Leigh Road  (Warkworth) No. 578 to Ashton Road $363,000 December 2020
Puhoi Road (Warkworth) Church to Puhoi Close $757,000 December 2020
Rodney Street (Wellsford) No. 68 to Centennial Park Road $1,426,000 December 2020

Financials

At the end of June 2020 approximately $8.5 million of the targeted rate had been collected with $5 million spent. The planned capital reserve will meet a sharp rise in forecast expenditure over the next 2 years to construct additional bus stops, Park and Rides and new footpaths while continuing to support bus services.

The table below outlines the entire programme total amounts of targeted rate collected and spent to 30 June 2020 per Rodney Local Board subdivision:

Total expenditure to date
Subdivision Collected
Up to June 2021
Expended
Up to October 2020
Balance
Wellsford $1,270,673 $355,022 $915,651
Warkworth $5,234,690 $879,510 $4,355,180
Kumeū $5,359,061 $2,557,696 $2,801,365
Dairy Flat $1,127,074 $442,629 $684,445
Total $12,991,498 $4,234,857 $8,756,641

Further information:

Auckland Transport provides regular updates on the delivery of targeted rate transport priorities to the Rodney Local Board.

Accessible resources

Brochures

Audio

Audio version of the AT Metro - New bus service for Wellsford and Warkworth brochure.


For more information on this project

Visit the Rodney Local Board website.

Contact Auckland Transport