City Rail Link


Our Vision


The City Rail Link (CRL) is being designed and constructed to the highest sustainability standards.

It will set the benchmark for delivering sustainable infrastructure in New Zealand.

Sustainability is a cornerstone of thinking in the CRL team where we aim to build New Zealand’s largest transport infrastructure project without using unnecessary resources or creating unnecessary waste.

Once built, the CRL will give people more sustainable transport choices and we want to make sure we are sustainable in the process of delivering it.

With an estimated 1,600 jobs on offer in the project at peak construction, we also want to contribute to social sustainability across Auckland, targeting employment for Māori, Pasifika and youth along with others marginalised in the workforce. To be successful, companies wanting to win contracts for construction will need to demonstrate how they are going to help us achieve our social outcomes strategy.

There is no New Zealand sustainability standard for infrastructure, so we have embraced and enhanced the ISCA framework, working with Mana Whenua to make it more appropriate for the New Zealand context.

Read our latest Sustainability Annual Review

Sustainability Review 2017-18

View online or download the latest Sustainability Annual Review 2017-2018

Review 2016-17

View online or download the Sustainability Annual Review 2016-2017
(PDF 6.7MB)

Review 2015-16

View online or download the Sustainability Annual Review 2015-2016

Liz Root, Principal Sustainability Advisor, takes us on the great CRL sustainability journey