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Rodney Transport Targeted Rate Rodney Transport Targeted Rate

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.
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

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

  • Kumeū /Huapai Park and Ride – Under investigation.


A list of footpaths and rough costings has been prepared for discussion by the Local Board. Further work on this list is expected following development of the Bus Services and Park and Ride elements of the programme.


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
Up to October 2020
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



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