A message from Te Whau Pathway Environment Trust.
Today the Government granted Auckland Council an additional $14 million for the construction of the next stages of Te Whau Pathway. This is in addition to the $35.4 million already granted. Te Whau Pathway Environment Trust (TWPET) is delighted with this news. Work should begin within the next few weeks.
We would like to thank Transport Minister David Parker who approved the funding, and West Auckland MPs Carmel Sepuloni, Phil Twyford and Deborah Russell, who have all actively advocated for this project.
Thank you also to Auckland Council and West Auckland Councillors, Shane Henderson, Kerrin Leoni and Ken Turner, for their unwavering support. Kay Thomas, Chair of the Whau Local Board, and Chris Carter, Chair of the Henderson-Massey Local Board, have been instrumental in their efforts to ensure the continuation of this important connection.
And finally a big shout out to members of the community who helped us get this project back on track by contacting your local MPs, having your say in consultations and by showing your support online. Your support has been awesome. Also, reassuring! It has been great to see how much local communities care about this connection to the Whau River.
Te Whau Pathway Environment Trust eagerly anticipates the day when each section of the pathway is complete and our vision of an off-road river journey from harbour to harbour is fully realised. For tomorrow, build today.
New Whau Pathway funding will be a great ride (or walk)