The Government is conducting a comprehensive Upper North Island logistics and freight review to ensure New Zealand’s supply chain is fit for purpose in the longer-term.

The review will guide the development and delivery of a freight and logistics strategy for the Upper North Island. This includes a feasibility study to explore moving the location of the Ports of Auckland, with serious consideration to be given to Northport.

The work will also include priorities for investment in rail, roads and other supporting infrastructure, with the goal of creating a robust supply chain that delivers to New Zealand’s interest over the next 30 years.

The work will be led by an independent working group of experts who will report to the Ministers of Finance, Transport, and Regional Development.

Read the full Terms of Reference(external link) for the Working Group.

The Ministry of Transport, the NZ Transport Agency, and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment will be providing support to the Working Group.

The Working Group expects to engage with key interest groups and stakeholders in developing its recommendations.

Information on how to engage will appear on this site in due course.

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