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.

Unitec residential development

Residential development stages within Wairaka Precinct of a multi-stage comprehensive mixed-use urban development in Point Chevalier, Auckland.

Te Pā Tāhuna residential development

Construction of four multi-storey buildings containing residential units and ancillary retail on four lots, and corresponding unit title subdivisions.

Papakāinga developments

Six separate housing developments in Kaitaia, Auckland, Raglan, Taranaki, Chatham Islands and Christchurch.

Britomart Station eastern end upgrade

Modifications to the eastern end of the existing Britomart station to accommodate increased City Rail Link capacity.

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:

  • 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 SH1 between Papakura and Drury South to improve travel reliability, access and safety, including providing new walking and cycling facilities and allowing for planned rail improvements at Drury.

Te Ara Tupua - Ngauranga to Petone shared path

To construct a new shared path between Ngauranga and Petone.

Queenstown arterials project

To construct, maintain and operate a new Queenstown Town Centre urban arterial road (including associated infrastructure, structures, walkways, shared path, and landscaping).