The application

Read the application documents associated with the Papakura to Pukekōhe railway electrification project.

This project is identified as LP04 in the Act.

On 10 March 2021, KiwiRail Holdings Limited lodged an application for resource consent for works related to the electrification of the railway between Papakura and Pukeōhe to extend the Auckland Metro passenger train services. The application includes bulk earthworks and the removal of vegetation.  

On 17 March 2021, the EPA determined that the application complies with the requirements set out in clause 3, Schedule 6 of the Act, and can be provided to a panel to determine the application. 

Memo outlining assessment of the application against compliance with clause 3(1) Schedule 6 requirements of the Act (PDF, 240KB)

Decision on compliance with clause 3(1) Schedule 6 of the Act (PDF, 214KB)

Application documents


Size of application documents

Size of application documents

Please be aware that some of the application documents are large and may take some time to download. If you have any problems accessing any of the files, please get in touch with us at

Resource consent application form: Papakura to Pukekohe rail electrification project (PDF, 539KB)

Records of titles: Papakura to Pukekohe rail electrification project (PDF, 6.9MB)

List of owners and occupiers of adjoining and adjacent properties (PDF, 837KB)

Legal considerations: Papakura to Pukekohe rail electrification project (PDF, 515KB)

The report on the assessment of environmental effect includes appendices A - V which are listed below separately. Due to the large file sizes of some of the appendices, they have not been combined into one document.

Assessment of environmental effects (PDF, 5.9MB)

Appendix A - location maps (PDF, 19.8MB)

Appendix B - Cultural values assessment report (PDF, 4.4MB)

Appendix C - Summary of cultural values issues and responses (PDF, 166KB)

Appendix D - Archaeological assessment (PDF, 3.8MB)

Appendix E - Detailed site investigation (PDF, 14.1MB)

Appendix F - Ecological assessment (PDF, 1.7MB)

Appendix G - Report on outline plan of works waiver (PDF, 28.1MB)

Appendix H - Archaeological authority (PDF, 318KB)

Appendix I - Proposed conditions (PDF, 720KB)

Appendix J - Access track plans (PDF, 2.9MB)

Appendix K - Open route works plans (PDF, 17.1MB)

Appendix L - Pukekōhe station plans (PDF, 5.8MB)

Appendix M - Overhead wiring plans (PDF, 779KB)

Appendix N - New station plans (PDF, 9.4MB)

Appendix O - Site plan 60 Mercer Street (PDF, 4.2MB)

Appendix P - Permitted activity assessment (PDF, 407KB)

Appendix Q - Erosion and sediment control report (PDF, 686KB)

Appendix R - Stormwater memo and correspondence (PDF, 404KB)

Appendix S - Contaminated site management plans report (PDF235KB) 

Appendix T - Construction noise vibration assessment (PDF, 6.3MB)

Appendix U - Construction traffic assessment (PDF, 16.8MB)

Appendix V - Existing rail designations (PDF, 86KB)