On this page you will find key documents for the Auckland Light Rail project.

Some documents cannot be made public by the Ministry of Transport such as the NZ Infra and Waka Kotahi proposals, as these contain intellectual property which belongs to the Respondents. Other documents contain redactions. These redactions are the same as would have been made if the document had been released in response to an Official Information Act (OIA) request.

Response Requirements Document

The Response Requirements Document also known as the RRD is a key document for the Parallel Process as it outlines the information that NZ Infra and Waka Kotahi needed to include in their proposals, the key outcomes sought, and the criteria and weightings used in the evaluation. Government, and central and local government agencies collaborated to produce this document.

Response Requirements Document (RRD), July 2019 [PDF, 2.4 MB]

Related documents

Notices to Respondents (Changes to RRD), July 2019 [PDF, 1.1 MB]

Memo - Process to develop RRD, July 2019 [PDF, 1.2 MB]

MoT response to Auckland Council feedback on draft RRD, July 2019 [PDF, 1012 KB]

MoT response to Auckland Transport feedback on draft RRD, July 2019 [PDF, 1.7 MB]

MoT response to MfE feedback on draft RRD, July 2019 [PDF, 1.2 MB]

MoT response to MHUD feedback on draft RRD, July 2019 [PDF, 929 KB]

MoT response to Treasury feedback on draft RRD, July 2019 [PDF, 1.1 MB]

Key Outcomes

The Outcomes Framework is the foundation of the RRD in that it states what the Government expects to achieve from the CC2M project. An important part of the evaluation process was looking for evidence in the proposals for the extent to which the outcomes would be achieved. The Memo describes the collaborative process used to establish the key outcomes.

Outcomes Framework, July 2019 [PDF, 1.9 MB] 

Memo - process to develop Outcomes, July 2019 [PDF, 1.1 MB] 

Auckland Light Rail – Outcomes work: Briefing paper and attachment, April 2019
[PDF, 2.3 MB]

Evaluation process

The majority of documents from the evaluation process are confidential as they contain detailed information about the contents of the proposals.

OC191024 - ALR Evaluation Framework. Aide Memoire to Secretary for Transport, October 2019 [PDF, 935 KB]

Overall Evaluation Team - Terms of reference, December 2019 [PDF, 914 KB]

Cabinet papers

Progressing our Plans to Deliver Light Rail in Auckland: Cabinet paper, June 2019 [PDF, 1.7 MB] 

OC200006 - Auckland Light Rail - Recommendation for Preferred Delivery Partner, Draft March 2020 [PDF, 3.1 MB]

OC200006 - Auckland Light Rapid Transit - Recommendation for Preferred Delivery Partner, Revised draft June 2020 [PDF, 3.1 MB]

OC200501 - Auckland Light Rail - next steps, June 2020 [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Ministerial briefings, aides memoire and reports

Speaking notes – Progressing our Plans for the delivery of light rail in Auckland: Aide Memoiree, June 2019 [PDF, 340 KB]

Auckland Light Rail Initial work programme and short term actions: Aide Memoire, June 2019 [PDF, 411 KB]

OC190990 - Aide Memoire, Meeting with Infrastructure New Zealand CE Paul Blair on 11 September 2019 [PDF, 967 KB]

OC191156 - Briefing Paper, Auckland Light Rail- decisions on next stage, December 2019 [PDF, 1.4 MB] 

OC200048 - Aide Memoire, Briefing on recommendation and next steps, January 2020 [PDF, 1.3 MB] 

OC200089 - Briefing Paper, Meeting with stakeholders on Auckland’s Rapid Transit Programme - Wednesday 19 February 2020 [PDF, 923 KB]

OC200122 - Briefing Paper, City Centre to Mangere - late Budget initiative for next phase, February 2020 [PDF, 1.3 MB] 

OC200220 - Aide Memoire, Auckland Light Rail Update (Risk Transfer), March 2020 [PDF, 778 KB] 

OC200231 - Aide Memoire, Auckland Light Rail Update, March 2020 [PDF, 889 KB] 

OC200235 - Aide Memoire, Auckland Light Rail - Governance of the Next Phase, March 2020 [PDF, 1.2 MB]

OC200239 - Aide Memoire, Auckland Light Rail - Update,March 2020 [PDF, 929 KB] 

OC200261 - Aide Memoire, Auckland Light Rail - Considerations for the next phase, March 2020 [PDF, 1.1 MB] 

OC200329 - Briefing Paper, Auckland Light Rail Update,April 2002 [PDF, 1 MB] 

OC200395 - Briefing Paper, CC2M Approach to Governance, May 2020 [PDF, 973 KB] 

Advisory Group documents

Agenda and Papers for Auckland Light Rail Governance Group meeting, 21 June 2019 [PDF, 4.1 MB]

Minutes from 21 June 2019 meeting [PDF, 849 KB]

Agenda and Papers for Auckland Light Rail Governance Group meeting, 18 July 2019 [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Minutes from 18 July 2019 meeting [PDF, 941 KB]

Agenda and Papers for Auckland Light Rail Advisory Group meeting, 14 August 2019 [PDF, 1 MB]

Minutes from 14 August 2019 meeting [PDF, 991 KB]

ALR Advisory Group Terms of Reference, August 2019 [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Agenda and Papers for Auckland Light Rail Advisory Group meeting, 15 November 2019 [PDF, 1.7 MB]

Minutes from 15 November 2019 meeting [PDF, 941 KB]

ALR Advisory email update, January 2020 [PDF, 730 KB]

Minutes Auckland Light Rail Advisory Group 29 January 2020 [PDF, 746 KB]

Note that the papers from the January meeting have been withheld as they contain elements of the Respondents’ proposals and remain confidential.

Ministerial Oversight Group documents

Ministerial Oversight Group - Terms of reference,July 2019 [PDF, 1007 KB] 

OC190674 - Auckland Light Rail briefing for Ministerial Oversight Group, July 2019 [PDF, 1.1 MB]

OC190709 - Auckland Light Rail – key decisions sought from Ministerial Oversight Group, July 2019 [PDF, 1.2 MB]

OC190788 - Light Rail Announcement - information for the Ministerial Oversight Group, August 2019 [PDF, 917 KB]

OC190879 - Auckland Light Rail briefing for Ministerial Oversight Group, September 2019 [PDF, 1012 KB]

OC190989 - Auckland Light Rail briefing for Ministerial Oversight Group, October 2019 [PDF, 1.1 MB]

OC191179 - Auckland Light Rail briefing for Ministerial Oversight Group, November 2019 [PDF, 1.3 MB]

OC200146 - Auckland Light Rail briefing for Ministerial Oversight Group, February 2020 [PDF, 968 KB]

OC200164 - Auckland Light Rail briefing for Ministerial Oversight Group, March 2020 [PDF, 968 KB]

OC200233 – Aide Memoire, Update to Ministerial Oversight Group, March 2020 [PDF, 868 KB]

OC200238 - Briefing Paper, Update to Ministerial Group, 13 March 2020 [PDF, 1.1 MB]

Media releases and communications

Media release - Auckland Light Rail process ended(external link)

Media release - Ministry of Transport receives two Proposals on Auckland Light Rail(external link)

Media release - Next steps for Auckland Light Rail(external link)

Stakeholder Management Principles Letter Master, July 2019 [PDF, 873 KB]

Questions and Answers - for public use, August 2019 [PDF, 1.1 MB] 

Key messages on Light Rail in Auckland, August 2019 [PDF, 1 MB]

Project documents prior to Parallel Process (pre June 2019)

Date

Document name

12 January 2018- 12 April 2019

Weekly reports to the Minister January 2018-12 April 2019 (Excerpts) [PDF, 387 KB]

25 January 2018

Auckland  Rapid Transit Network RTN Delivery: Briefing paper [PDF, 4.8 MB]

29 March 2018

Auckland Transport Alignment Project package update: speaking points [PDF, 125 KB]

26 September 2018

Prime Minister Meeting with Mayor Goff 3 October 2018: Briefing paper [PDF, 454 KB]

10 December 2018

Auckland Light Rail, Alternative Delivery Models: Briefing paper [PDF, 506 KB]

10 December 2018

Auckland Light Rail Business Case: Joint MOT and Treasury Briefing paper [PDF, 340 KB]

14 December 2018

Funding Auckland Light Rail: Briefing paper [PDF, 917 KB]

17 December 2018

Light Rail Procurement Cabinet oral item: Talking points [PDF, 299 KB]

17 December 2018

City Centre to Mangere Light Rail Business Case Update: Joint MOT Treasury briefing paper [PDF, 1.1 MB]

18 December 2018

Letter from Minister Twyford to the Board Chair NZTA [PDF, 116 KB]

26 April 2019

Auckland Light Rail – outcomes work: Briefing paper and attachment [PDF, 2.3 MB]

June 2019

Progressing our Plans to Deliver Light Rail in Auckland: Cabinet paper [PDF, 1.7 MB]

June 2019

Speaking notes – Progressing our Plans for the delivery of light rail  in Auckland: Aide Memoire [PDF, 340 KB]

7 June 2019

Auckland Light Rail Initial work programme and short term actions: Aide Memoire [PDF, 411 KB]

For more information

View the Auckland Light Rail project page

If you have further questions, please email the project team at info@transport.govt.nz