GETBA is focused on the efficient movement of freight and people

East Tamaki is a major employment hub for 30,000 staff. The efficient movement of both freight and people is key to the ability of businesses to improve productivity and to attract and retain staff.


Our transport strategy takes a two-pronged approach to addressing congestion:

  • Advocating for roading infrastructure improvements (e.g. East-West Link and local roads), and
  • Supporting local businesses with travel planning (Travelwise Choices)

AMETI Eastern Busway

November 2018.
Designation has been approved for the Panmure to Pakuranga stage of the AMETI Eastern Busway. Demolition work began in November 2018 and construction in March 2019. Auckland Transport is working with local employers to help design individual travel plans for affected employees to assist with avoiding disruption caused by construction.

Click here for updated design plans for the Stage 3 (commercial and business) section from Pakuranga to Botany.

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Widening Smales & Allens Roads and intersection upgrade

As a result of ongoing lobbying this project is now funded in the Regional Land Transport Plan for completion by 2028.

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Gossamer/Trugood/Cryers/Harris area

Auckland Transport are proposing to create an extra lane from Ti Rakau into Gossamer in 2018 as an interim measure prior to AMETI. They have also committed to construct a roundabout at the corner of Cryers Road and Trugood Drive by June 2019.

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Regional Land Transport Plan 2018-2028

On 1 May Auckland Council released their proposed Draft Regional Land Transport Plan 2018-2028 and Draft Regional Fuel Tax document, outlining the vision for Auckland's transport infrastructure, how it will be funded including priority projects and budgets. In addition to the proposal to introduce a Regional Fuel Tax, of key importance to East Tamaki is the inclusion in both draft documents of the long awaited Smales/Allens Road widening and intersection upgrade - a major bottleneck in the precinct.

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East-West Connections

October 2017
The new government has put a halt to advancement of the East West connections roading project...

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Public Transport Eastern Network

December 2017
The new eastern bus network took effect on 10 December. In late 2015 GETBA consulted with local companies and their employees...

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Draft Regional Land Transport Plan 2015/25 (RLTP)

March 2015
This is the sister document to the Draft Long Term PlanThe Draft RLTP requires feedback on options for a Basic Transport Network or an Advanced Network (The Auckland Plan Network). Under the Basic option...

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Public Transport Southern Network 2015 - successful submission!

GETBA made a submission after consulting with local businesses on the impact of the proposed changes, and we can now proudly confirm that three of the changes...

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Realignment of the Preston/East Tamaki and Ormiston Road intersection

Construction originally set for 2015 - 2016, dependent on funding. Since allocated a lower priority and no funding allocated at this point.


NB: Auckland Transport has regular progress updates on projects as well as weekly notifications of roadworks disruptions.