GETBA is focused on the efficient movement of freight and people

East Tamaki is a major employment hub for 30,000 staff. The efficient movement of both freight and people is key to the ability of businesses to improve productivity and to attract and retain staff.

Our transport strategy takes a two-pronged approach to addressing congestion:

  • Advocating for roading infrastructure improvements (e.g. East-West Link and local roads), and
  • Supporting local businesses with travel planning (Travelwise Choices)

Intersection Springs Rd, Kerwyn Ave and Lady Ruby Drive

2 April 2019

GETBA has lobbied for improvements to this congestion hot spot since 2017. Auckland Transport has completed investigations and as put forward by GETBA, proposes to widen Lady Ruby Drive and Kerwyn Avenue on the southern side adding an additional west bound through lane and two westbound receiving lanes. 

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Speed limit reduction proposed for Highbrook Drive

2 April 2019

Auckland Transport's proposed new Speed Limits Bylaw 2019 will reduce the speed limit on Highbrook Drive from the Southern Motorway interchange to the intersection with Business Parade South from 70kph to 60 kph. GETBA has made a submission recommending the speed limit could safely be increased to 80 kph.

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AMETI Eastern Busway

March 2019
Construction work on the Panmure to Pakuranga stage of the AMETI Eastern Busway began on 19 April at the Panmure roundabout. Auckland Transport is working with local employers to help design individual travel plans for affected employees communting to East Tamaki to assist with avoiding disruption caused by construction.

Click here for updated design plans for the Stage 3 (commercial and business) section from Pakuranga to Botany.

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Widening Smales & Allens Roads and intersection upgrade

As a result of ongoing lobbying this project is now funded in the Regional Land Transport Plan for completion by 2028.

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Gossamer/Trugood/Cryers/Harris area

Auckland Transport are proposing to create an extra lane from Ti Rakau into Gossamer as an interim measure prior to AMETI. They have also committed to construct a roundabout at the corner of Cryers Road and Trugood Drive by June 2019.

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Regional Land Transport Plan 2018-2028

On 1 May Auckland Council released their proposed Draft Regional Fuel Tax document and Draft Regional Land Transport Plan 2018-2028 outlining the vision for Auckland's transport infrastructure, how it will be funded including priority projects and budgets. In addition to the proposal to introduce a Regional Fuel Tax, of key importance to East Tamaki is the inclusion in both draft documents of the long awaited Smales/Allens Road widening and intersection upgrade - a major bottleneck in the precinct.

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East-West Connections

October 2017 
The new government has put a halt to advancement of the East West connections roading project...

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Public Transport Eastern Network

December 2017
The new eastern bus network took effect on 10 December. In late 2015 GETBA consulted with local companies and their employees...

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Draft Regional Land Transport Plan 2015/25 (RLTP)

March 2015
This is the sister document to the Draft Long Term Plan
The Draft RLTP requires feedback on options for a Basic Transport Network or an Advanced Network (The Auckland Plan Network). Under the Basic option...

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Public Transport Southern Network 2015 - successful submission!

GETBA made a submission after consulting with local businesses on the impact of the proposed changes, and we can now proudly confirm that three of the changes suggested in our submission have been integrated into the final Southern Network Plan, implemented in late 2016.


Realignment of the Preston/East Tamaki and Ormiston Road intersection

Construction originally set for 2015 - 2016, dependent on funding. Since allocated a lower priority and no funding allocated at this point.

NB: Auckland Transport has regular progress updates on projects as well as weekly notifications of roadworks disruptions.