Upper North Island Strategic Alliance

Hamilton City Council is part of the Upper North Island Strategic Alliance (UNISA) which is an agreement to establish a long term collaboration between Hamilton City Council, Auckland Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Northland Regional Council, Waikato Regional Council, Tauranga City Council and Whangarei District Council for responding to and managing a range of inter-regional and inter-metropolitan issues.  UNISA is not a decision-making authority but is instead action-focussed, with collaborative working which, to date, has included the following projects:

The Freight Story

The partner organisations have worked together, with NZTA, KiwiRail and Auckland Transport, industry and freight operators to decide on the key critical issues and opportunities where the collective partner focus could help deliver freight efficiencies, and to create a shared evidence base that will enable better future decision making. 

The Integrated Port Study

The primary objective of the study was to develop a credible and consistent understanding of the upper North Island’s freight and port supply chain system. It is a technical, evidence based demand and supply study conducted by an independent supplier, which has had regard to existing relevant studies, information or research previously undertaken.

 Upper North Island Ports Study (PDF, 7MB)

The Industrial Land Demand Study

The Upper North Island Freight Story identified that a further piece of work was required to better refine the understanding of industrial land supply and to help better understand industrial land demand at the Upper North Island (UNI) scale.

The objectives of the UNISA Industrial Land Demand Study were to develop a better understanding of industrial land demand, and any emerging opportunities to make smart and efficient investment decisions.

 Upper North Island Strategic Alliance – Industrial Land Demand Study (full document) (PDF, 2MB)
 Upper North Island Strategic Alliance – Industrial Land Demand​ Study (summary) (PDF, 1MB)​


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