Auckland Transport (AT) has begun construction of the new Warkworth Community Transport Hub, led and funded by Rodney Local Board through the Rodney Transport Targeted Rate. The hub includes a Park & Ride, bike parking and other transport facilities.
Costing approximately $3.7 million the new station will feature:
- A bus layover
- Two bus stops
- 137 car parks, including 15 short-term and four accessible parking
- A signalised pedestrian crossing across Great North Road
- Two toilet blocks
- Bike parking
Originally projected to cost around $5 million, a competitive tendering process undertaken by AT, has resulted in the project cost being confirmed at $3.7 million.
The project is part of the Rodney Local Board Transport Targeted Rate which means that the board will now have an additional $1.3 million to invest in other projects in the targeted rate programme.
Murray Chapman, manager of One Mahurangi (business association), says parking in Warkworth has been a real issue with a lack of parks for our retail staff.
“This hub will free up parks for people to come and spend money and support our local businesses.”