In 2010, the New Zealand Government made significant changes to the local governance of the Auckland region. This included establishing an Auckland Council and a regional transport authority, Auckland Transport.

About Auckland Transport

The Local Government (Auckland Council) Amendment Act 2010 sets out Auckland Transport’s purpose, functions and governance rules.

Auckland Transport is a Controlled Organisation (CCO) of Auckland Council. Operating since November 2010, the organisation combines the transport expertise and functions of eight local and regional councils and the Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA).

Auckland Transport is responsible for all of the region’s transport services (excluding state highways) – from roads and footpaths, to cycling, parking and public transport.

Auckland Transport’s main tasks include:

  • designing, building and maintaining Auckland’s roads, ferry wharves, cycleways and walkways
  • coordinating road safety and community transport initiatives such as school travel
  • planning and funding bus, train and ferry services across Auckland

Documents relating to the decision to establish Auckland Transport:

More information about government decisions in response to the Royal Commission on Auckland Governance can be found on The Department of Internal Affairs website(external link).