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Last updated: 17 Novebmer 2021
Before July 2020
Without the support of these financial supporters, the pathway would simply not be possible. So a big shout out to…
- Auckland Council
- Auckland Transport
- Henderson-Massey Local Board
- The Trusts Community Foundation
- Whau Local Board
Working together these organisations have helped complete several smaller sections, 3.7km in total. You can enjoy these finished sections now.
After July 2020
2020 was a turning point for the pathway’s funding. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Central Government considered funding infrastructure projects with a value of over $10 million. These “shovel-ready” projects needed to have an immediate stimulatory effect on the construction industry, its workforce and the economy.
Auckland Council applied for infrastructure funding and was successful. Crown Infrastructure Partners, a central Government body, agreed to fund $35 million towards the design and construction of Sections 2 and 5 of the pathway.
Since 2020, Auckland Council has done more detailed design work and now they can confirm what can be built within these two sections with the available funding. The project’s current focus is designing and constructing two areas within Sections 2 and 5, which will provide valuable connections to the local community.
The Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust, in partnership with Auckland Council, will continue to keep the community up-to-date when additional funding is secured to construct the remaining sections of the path.