Over July and August 2021 feedback was gathered from over 115 key stakeholder groups.

A range of approaches were adopted to meet the needs of a diverse range of groups, and as much as possible, we met with stakeholders in their communities, holding workshops and meetings at venues along the corridor.

During COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown, in-person was replaced with online, switching to Zoom and digital tools such as Jamboard to collate real time feedback. 

Listening sessions

Five facilitated sessions were held in Māngere, Onehunga, Mt Roskill, Eden Valley and the City Centre. Project information was shared at each session and feedback gathered on the challenges and opportunities for their communities.

Subject focused workshops

Five workshops were held for key stakeholder groups to engage on issues related to Business, Community, Transport and Urbanism and Vulnerable users.


33 meetings were held with stakeholders, sometimes leading to further engagement such as presentations or communication with organisation members or affiliates.

Briefings and presentations

Presentations and briefings to key stakeholders, groups and organisations provided a project overview and we engaged on issues relevant to them and their members.

Political engagement

Briefings were provided to elected members and other key government agencies. 10 workshops were held with elected members, covering all 21 local boards and the Auckland Council Planning Committee.

We heard from:

  • Vulnerable users
  • Business associations
  • Large businesses
  • Community groups (youth, trusts, grass-root organisations)
  • Elected representatives
  • Environmental groups
  • Advocacy groups
  • Peak body groups
  • Educational facilities
  • Utility service providers
  • Residents associations

Stakeholder feedback was captured in a summary report issued to the Government alongside the Indicative Business Case and recommendations. Read the summary of public engagement here.

Māngere Listening Session
Puketāpapa Business Voice Briefing
Infrastructure NZ Webinar