Aucklanders are being invited to have their say on the design of Te Whau Pathway, as the project takes its next steps following Resource Consent being granted in 2020.
The pathway, being built in stages, will link the Waitematā and Manukau harbours. When complete, it will improve access to the Whau River and create new off-road walking and cycling connections for commuting and recreation.
Consultation is open for feedback on the pathway design and the locations of play areas, access points, and rest areas along the pathway.
Tony Miguel, Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust Chair says that this marks a real milestone in the process.
“For many people, seeing the completed pathway will be a dream come true,” he says. “There has been an enormous amount of hard work done to get the pathway to this point, and it is fantastic to see how the path could potentially look”.
Auckland Council and the Trust want to encourage people to get involved and have their say when the consultation opens. This project will be a generational transformation, opening the Whau River and connecting communities in a way that hasn’t been possible for generations.
“Without doubt it will become one of the jewels in Auckland’s crown and when complete will attract people from all over New Zealand to come and enjoy the pathway”, says Tony.
“The key to that enjoyment will be the places along the path for people to stop and enjoy the scenery, the places people are able to play and access points to the path from the existing transport network. This is why this consultation is so important.”
On behalf of the Trust, Tony would like to thank the New Zealand Government, Auckland Council, the Whau and Henderson-Massey Local Boards, Auckland Transport and The Trusts Community Foundation (TTCF) whose funding has enabled the project to progress.
The consultation is open from 22 November until 20 December, and you can provide feedback in a number of ways: