Have your say on Te Whau Pathway
Feedback on Te Whau Pathway was open from 13 March to 16 April 2017. We asked for feedback on the pathway’s route and design, local knowledge about how people will use it, and any potential issues.
In total, 383 submissions were received. From these:
- 317 people indicated they like an aspect of the pathway route.
- 248 people indicated the like an aspect of the pathway design.
- 25 people indicated they don’t like the proposed pathway.
- 86% of submitters indicated they would use the pathway.
We have arranged comments and suggestions into themes and responded in the consultation report.
Based on the feedback received on the proposal, we will:
- Work on improving access to the river.
- Incorporate many of the design features suggested, including bike racks and water fountains (for further details, see the landscape and urban design framework).
- Monitor parking in roads around the pathway to ensure parking and access does not become an issue for residents.
- Install signage and run an education campaign encouraging path users to consider each other and share the path with care.
- Make the following changes to the pathway route:
- Move the pathway in Rizal Reserve closer to the river, and away from the middle of the reserve.
- Move the pathway near Koromiko Street further out towards the river channel, and away from the river bank.
- Move the pathway away from potential banded rail saltmarsh habitat.
The scheme plan report has been completed. This is the last stage in the investigation phase of the project. The next stage is to develop the design and apply for resource consent for the project.
The application for resource consent will be publically notified in 2017/2018. This provides another opportunity for public feedback on the proposed pathway.
Further on-land path sections will be planned and built, if funds allow. This includes the pathway in Roberts Field, Tiroroa Esplanade, Queen Mary Reserve, and Rizal Reserve.
For more information, you can:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone (09) 890 4387