Structure Planning Update for Drury-Opāheke and Pukekohe-Paerata MK 2 Out for Consultation

Updated Structure Plan for Southern Auckland’s Greenfield Growth (Sprawl)


Note: This post is about the urban development ideas for Southern Auckland. For transport investment in the area see: Southern Growth Areas (Transport Investment for Southern Auckland) Out For Consultation MK3


Source: NZTA


Here we go again everyone with Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and NZTA starting another round of consultation on the future of Southern Auckland. In this case the Structure Plans (how an area will development over the long term) have been updated (to reflect the change in direction under the change of Government and it is time to go check them out and have our say.


From Auckland Council:

Major growth on way for the south – Have your say on housing, jobs and transport

Published: 10 September 2018

Options for transport networks and use of land for future housing and jobs in Drury-Opāheke and Pukehohe-Paerata are available for public consultation from 10 September.

Specialists from Auckland Council and the Supporting Growth Alliance will be available at a number of public information events to explain ideas that will be developed as part of structure plans to significantly urbanise the south over 10 to 30 years.

The Supporting Growth Alliance is a partnership between NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport to investigate and plan networks in the north, northwest and south that will account for 30 per cent of the region’s growth by 2050.

Auckland’s Unitary Plan has identified land around Drury-Opāheke and Pukekohe-Paerata as areas for future urban development. Significant urban growth in these two areas is expected over the next three decades.

Structure planning is the first step in considering how and when Future Urban zoned land should be made available for urban development.

Auckland Council started structure planning in 2017 to guide the development of Drury-Opāheke and Pukekohe-Paerata.

Updated land use maps are now available for consultation. These have been prepared taking into account earlier consultation and analysis that the council has undertaken.

Both areas will be connected to the wider Auckland region through improved transport networks.

Have your say now

Feedback on these issues closes on 10 October 2018 and will help inform the development of structure plans for the areas. Further engagement on key issues may be required. The structure plans will guide future plan changes to create urban zones.

For more information on both land use plans including details of public events visit or visit for more on transport networks.




About the Structure Planning Update for Drury-Opāheke and Pukekohe-Paerata

​The Auckland Unitary Plan has marked out some areas around Opāheke, Drury, Pukekohe and Paerata for future urban development. There will be significant urban growth in these areas in the next 10 to 20 years.

We asked for your views in 2017 on how you think the area should be urbanised.

We incorporated your feedback into the plans, and we’d like to update you on the progress we’ve made, and give you a chance to have your say again.

When you can have your say

You can have your say from 10 September to 10 October 2018.

We will then analyse your feedback, which will be used to inform the final structure plans.


Source and Link to: Structure Planning Update for Drury-Opāheke and Pukekohe-Paerata


The documents:






For downloading (note: Drury Map is 45MB so not suitable for mobiles)






There are have drop in sessions as well:

At any of the events or drop-in sessions

​Date ​Time ​Venue
​Wednesday 12 September ​2.30pm-8pm ​Redhill Community Centre, corner 163 Dominion Road and Croskery Road, Papakura
​Thursday 13 September ​2.30pm-8pm ​Pukekohe Town Hall, Massey Avenue, Pukekohe
​Wednesday 19 September ​2.30pm-8pm ​Drury Hall, 10 Tui Street, Drury
​Saturday 22 September ​10am-2pm ​Puhinui Room, Manukau Civic Building, 33 Manukau Station Road, Manukau
​Tuesday 2 October ​2pm-7pm ​Pukekohe Library, 12 Massey Avenue, Pukekohe
​Wednesday 3 October ​2pm-7pm ​Sir Edmund Hillary Library, 209 Great South Road, Papakura

At any library or service centre

You can fill in a feedback form at any service centre or library in Papakura or Pukekohe.


Submissions close October 10, 2018