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Te Whau pathway

About Te Whau Pathway

Te Whau Pathway will be a 12km shared path for pedestrians and cyclists. It will link Manukau Harbour at Green Bay Beach to the Waitematā Harbour at Te Atatū Peninsula.

The pathway will follow the edge of the Whau River. It will link 30 parks along the river and Portage Road.

The project is planned to be completed in stages over the next five to eight years, with work being carried out as funding allows.

Feedback from the public

The draft scheme plan and preliminary design were open for public consultation in April 2017.

Local knowledge gives us a better understanding of how people will use the pathway, and any issues that the public may foresee.

We received 383 submissions. 86 per cent of respondents said they would use the pathway.

The Te Whau Pathway design team and Te Whau Pathway Steering Group have considered all the feedback. The team has submitted the final Scheme Assessment Report to the project partners.

Funding of the Te Whau Pathway project

The Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust, the Whau and Henderson-Massey local boards, Auckland Transport and Auckland Council provided funding for the project.

An application to the New Zealand Transport Authority will be made to seek funds for the boardwalk sections of the pathway.

The Whau Local Board and the council funded the design, consultation, consenting and project management for stage one.

The Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust, with a grant from The Trusts Community Foundation, funded the construction.

Auckland Transport funded the Feasibility Report and the Scheme Plan.

Further information

For design plans, map of the route and project updates: