The South Auckland settlement of Drury is set to receive a major upgrade, with over $2 billion of infrastructure and developments planned.
The more than $2b of public and private investment will be committed over the next 10 years.
A video fly-through released today shows the extent of the infrastructure that has been proposed for the region.
This will include a $268 million upgrade of State Highway 1 from Manukau to Papakura, as well as additional upgrades to SH1, from Papakura to Drury, and then on to Bombay, and SH2.
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The video also shows plans to develop local highways, a new bus corridor from Manukau to Drury, water infrastructure and the development of electric rail corridors and stations into the area.
Some of the largest privately funded residential and mixed-use developments in Auckland are also underway including Auranga, a new residential community of over 150ha in Drury West, which will eventually include a village centre, school and retirement village.
Auranga Managing Director Charles Ma believes this investment is part of the responsibility of building on previously undeveloped land.
"Regardless of the point on the compass, development in Auckland's outskirts will play an important role in how we accommodate rapid growth so the timely delivery of infrastructure is an essential component.
"With around 2000 hectares of land identified for urban development in the south alone with much of this is in and around Drury, we recognised early on the need to advocate and contribute to infrastructure to make the area a great place to live. A need we have gladly met and will continue to in the best interests of the region's growth."
Just a few years ago Drury had 1200 homes and a population of 3500, however the population is expected to rise to 30,000 in the next 10 years with anywhere between 6100 and 10,800 homes to be built on approximately 2000ha of largely greenfield land.
- $268m upgrade to State Highway 1 from Manukau to Papakura.
- Upgrades to SH2 and SH1 from Papakura to Drury, and then on to Bombay.
- New bus corridor from Manukau to Drury.
- Development of local highways.
- Electric rail corridors and stations into the area.
- A new residential community of over 150ha in Drury West.