In March 2021, a coalition of climate and transport advocacy groups, All Aboard Aotearoa, filed a judicial review claim against Waka Kotahi/New Zealand Transport Agency. The claimants seek an order setting aside Waka Kotahi's decisions to fund and build Mill Road, a 21.5 km road in southeast Auckland. The claimants asserted that the decisions undermined the government's commitments under the Paris Agreement and the Climate Change Response Act 2002, and that the decision-maker did not properly consider the greenhouse gas emissions of the project.
On June 4, 2021, the Government announced it would not go ahead with the Mill Road project.
At Issue: Whether decision to build a road was unlawful under New Zealand's climate commitments.
No case documents are available.