Waterview Connection - Auckland

Urban Design

Urban Design , Infrastructure

“Urbanlogic assisted on the urban design and landscape team with Boffa Miskell”

The Waterview Connection project will also integrate road bridges, cycleways and pedestrian bridges within a suite of urban design, landscaping and environmental enhancements. The inclusion of these elements will be complemented by ongoing community involvement, as the NZTA commits to delivering its biggest project with maximum benefit and minimum disruption to the local community.

After years of planning, the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) is poised to begin construction on its largest, most challenging and most expensive project to date. Comprising 2.5km of tunnel, the NZ$1.4b Waterview Connection project will integrate an extra 4.8km of 6-lane motorway through and beneath the city’s Western suburbs, linking State Highways 16 and 20 to complete a motorway ring route around the city.

By tunneling over half of its 4.8km of new motorway, the NZTA has been able to limit the impact the Waterview Connection project has on the surrounding environment. Above ground and at the tunnel portals, an urban design-led approach will ensure the final form of the new motorway link is integrated within the general fabric of the communities it passes through. 

Urbanlogic assisted on the urban design and landscape team with Boffa Miskell and the Well-Connected Alliance comprising NZTA, Fletcher Construction, McConnell Dowell Constructors, Parsons Brinkerhoff NZ, Beca Infrastructure, Tonkin and Taylor, and Japanese construction company Obayashi Corporation – the Well-Connected Alliance brings together the knowledge and strong, home-grown reputation of leading New Zealand engineering companies with the world-class tunnelling expertise of its international partners.

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