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Future Ferry Programme Business Case

The case for investment in Auckland’s vital ferry network

  • 2

    Electric ferries introduced

  • 200

    Commuters per ferry

  • Auckland, New Zealand

    Auckland, New Zealand

Upgrading Auckland’s ferry network to provide critical access in the region.

Auckland’s ferry network plays a key role providing critical access to other parts of the region, serving individuals and businesses alike. However, a host of factors such as the economic climate, cost control measures, changing use patterns or levels of investment can degrade a system like a ferry network. Auckland found itself with an ageing and unreliable fleet, which combined with a lack of investment in services, vessels, and infrastructure, led to a period of managed decline and a cycle of breakdowns and limited capacity, losing the community’s confidence in the network.

We were engaged to develop the Future Ferry Programme Business Case to support investment in Auckland's ferry network and recommend a way forward. The preferred programme included a fleet upgrade, ferry service improvements, landside and wharf improvements, and improvements for active modes of transport, such as cycle lanes. We identified short, medium, and long-term activities, as well as the need for further investigation as part of a series of detailed business cases.

When implemented, the programme recommendations will provide users and communities a more reliable and accessible network. The physical upgrades and operational changes will also support a cleaner and more sustainable environment.

At a Glance

Offices
Client
  • Auckland Transport
Partners
  • Richard Paling
Meet Our Team

Darren Davis, Practice Lead—Transport and Land Use Integration

I have dedicated my life to building better places.
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Doug Weir, Principal Transport Planner & Practice Leader, Public Transport

My work changes people’s lives for the better by improving access to the things they do and shaping the places they live in.
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Deepa Rooijakkers, Public Transportation Lead/Transport Advisory Team Lead

I’m passionate about public transport, and projects that pivot from car-centric transport systems to offering better travel options.
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Saul Vingrys, Traffic Engineering and Planning Team Leader

I care about the livelihood of people and the planet we live on, and my projects reflect this.
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Darren Davis

Practice Lead—Transport and Land Use Integration

Doug Weir

Principal Transport Planner & Practice Leader, Public Transport

Deepa Rooijakkers

Public Transportation Lead/Transport Advisory Team Lead

Saul Vingrys

Traffic Engineering and Planning Team Leader

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