NEW WEST AUCKLAND PATHWAY OPENS
Stage one of Te Whau Pathway opens:
Three sections of the pathway, totalling 1.6km, run through Olympic, Ken Maunder and Archibald parks. Once complete, Te Whau Pathway will be a 13km shared path for cyclists and pedestrians, linking Manukau Harbour at Green Bay Beach to the Waitemata Harbour at Te Atatu Peninsula along the western edge of the historic Whau River. It will also provide entry and exit points for kayakers.
The $29 million project is planned to be completed over the next five to eight years, with work being carried out as funding allows.
The Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust, Whau Local Board, Henderson-Massey Local Board and Auckland Transport are working together to construct the pathway.
The Whau Local Board has funded the design, consultation, resource consenting and project management for stage one. The Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust, with a grant from The Trusts Community Foundation, has funded the construction of the first stage.
“The pathway is enjoying use from a great variety of people, and we are delighted that it is fulfilling a need and showing off the beautiful river,” says Iris Donoghue, chair of the Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust. Photo from Auckland Council READ MORE