Westhaven to Akoranga:
Closing the loop
In March and April this year, we engaged with you on our preferred design for this section of the pathway.
The three-week public engagement ended on Sunday 19 April, with 1,197 submissions received. That’s nearly three times the number of submissions from the project’s last public engagement in August/September last year. The survey responses were 78% in support of the project.
We’ve produced this infographic, which includes some key statistics and themes and some ways that we plan to respond to your feedback.
Northern Pathway Westhaven to Akoranga is a listed project in the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act, which became law last week. The Act establishes a new fast-track consenting process aimed at promoting economic recovery.
Work is now required to ensure our application meets the specific requirements of this new Act. This means we will apply for designations and consents later than planned, but we still expect to open this section of the Pathway in 2024 (subject to approvals) since the consenting process will be faster overall.
Environmental and cultural effects will still be protected under this new Act. Input from our partners is an important part of how we deliver high quality projects, which is why we have engaged extensively with our stakeholders and our partners, mana whenua to date. Our commitment to that engagement continues.
Click here for more information on the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act, and here for more information on the consenting process.