Funding and delivery team confirmed for harbour-side section of Te Ara Tupua
Today is an exciting day for the Ngā Ūranga ki Pito-One section of Te Ara Tupua. We are excited to share the news that funding has been approved to construct the project, and that we have selected a team to help us deliver it.
The Ngā Ūranga ki Pito-One section will fill a missing link in the region’s walking and cycling network, and make cycling between Wellington and Lower Hutt a safe and attractive option. More people walking and cycling will improve public health, help reduce emissions and ease the pressure on other modes of transport. Te Ara Tupua will also form an iconic part of Wellington's harbour waterfront.
Following consent approval under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-Track Consenting) Act in February, funding has been approved to build the new shared path. The project is expected to support around 330 jobs counting those employed directly in the project and in its supply chain.
We’ve also announced the selection of a delivery team to build the path. Following a robust selection process, a team made up of Downer NZ, HEB Construction and Tonkin + Taylor, supported by Isthmus, Boffa Miskell and Holmes Consulting has been invited to work with us on the delivery stage.
We believe this team brings an excellent set of skills and experience to the table. They have the right capability when it comes to working with our mana whenua partners, protecting the coastal environment, and creating a great walking and cycling option for people in our region.
Work on site to prepare for construction will get underway in the coming months. We’ll keep you up to date with our progress as we gear up.
Te Ara Tupua Project Team
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