Whangaparaoa Road upgrade Whangaparaoa Road upgrade

The proposed upgrade to Whangaparaoa Road (between Hibiscus Coast Highway to Red Beach Road) comprises the addition of 2 lanes on the south side of the existing road, improvements to underground services such as stormwater and wastewater networks, and the undergrounding of the existing overhead power lines.

Project status: On hold
Project zone: North

Project details

Whangaparaoa Road Upgrade Small

This 1.6km section of the road is the sole access to the peninsula and reached its capacity of 25,000 vehicle movements a day in 2009.

A project to create a second access route between Stanmore Bay and the Northern Motorway, Penlink, has been granted resource consents and the designation is confirmed, pending 2 appeals.

Features and benefits

  • Provide improved traffic access to the peninsula;
  • Reduce congestion;
  • Future-proofing for public transport improvements (bus lanes);
  • Improved cycling and walking facilities;
  • Improved utility services by under-grounding power and providing new water and telephone services.

Preferred design option

Whangaparaoa Rd Current And Proposed Road Outline


  • 2011 - Scheme assessment.
  • 2012 - Detailed design and consultation.
  • 2016 - Project placed on hold pending budget allocation.

For more information

Contact Auckland Transport