There are 17 projects listed in the Act that may be considered by expert consenting panels.

These project overviews are taken from Schedule 2 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act. 

Matawii water storage reservoir

Construction of water storage and distribution infrastructure in Kaikohe to support the development of Northland’s agriculture and horticulture sector, and to provide drinking water for Kaikohe, involving earthworks, land use and water-related consents, including consents for the taking and damming of water.

Papakāinga developments

Three separate housing developments in:

Te Ara Tupua - Ngauranga to Petone shared path

To construct a new shared path between Ngauranga and Petone.

Unitec residential development

Residential development stages within the Wairaka Precinct in Point Chevalier, Auckland.

Te Pā Tāhuna residential development

Construction of four multi-storey buildings containing residential units and retail space in Queenstown.

Britomart Station eastern end upgrade

Modifications to the eastern end of the existing Britomart station.

Papakura to Pukekōhe rail electrification

Electrification of the railway between Papakura and Pukekōhe to extend Auckland Metro passenger train services south.

Wellington Metro upgrade programme

This project will consist of a group of smaller projects:

  • upgrading the Featherston Station
  • level crossing upgrades
  • upgrade and construction of rail storage yards at Wellington, Masterton and Levin train stations
  • establishment and operation of a gravel/ballast excavations site
  • replacement of Bridges 56 and 63 on the Wairarapa line
  • construction of passing loops at Maymorn and Carterton
  • resignalling works.

Waitohi Picton Ferry Precinct redevelopment

Upgrades to the Picton Ferry Terminal Precinct and surrounding infrastructure, including works on land and in the coastal marine area.

Northern Pathway - Westhaven to Akoranga shared path

To construct a new shared path between Westhaven in central Auckland and Akoranga on the North Shore.

Papakura to Drury South State Highway 1 improvements

Upgrade of state highway 1 between Papakura and Drury South, including new walking and cycling facilities and provision for planned rail improvements at Drury.

Queenstown arterials project

To construct, maintain and operate a new Queenstown Town Centre urban arterial road.