IAP2 Australasia Core Value Awards (International Association for Public Participation)
With New Zealand Transport Agency
– Winner: International Project of the Year
– Winner: Australasia Project of the Year
– Winner: Planning Project of the Year
The Northern Corridor Improvements (NCI) project has transformative potential for Auckland’s fast-growing northern areas due to its planned investment in the full range of travel modes - vehicles, buses, cyclists and pedestrians. Success relies on the community’s uptake of these options; however, construction will have a significant impact on some facilities, reserves, special environmental areas and private properties. Aurecon is playing a significant role by managing the community and stakeholder engagement.
In its report and decision, the Board of Inquiry for the project recognised the many opportunities offered to those potentially impacted by the project to discuss matters of concern with the Transport Agency and, in some cases, to negotiate alterations to the project.
The project team is immensely proud of the results of mana whenua, stakeholder and public participation in the project’s design and consenting phase.