Construction updates

Updates about the construction of the pathway.

26 January 2023

Project pause

Te Whau Pathway Project has completed the detail design for Section 5 (SH16 – Roberts Field) and will soon complete detailed design for Section 2 (Wingate to Ken Maunder). With the additional information generated through this process, a shortfall in funding has been identified to complete the initiative.

MCA boardwalk option

Volatile market conditions and a high risk environment have now caused realisation of identified project risks. Under the current economic constraints facing Auckland Council, it has become necessary to pause the project while council looks at all other possible options for obtaining further funding and completing this phase of the project.

At this stage no decision has been made to stop the project, council will be making a submission to the Governing Body at the end of February for further direction. In the meantime we will be looking at what opportunities might exist for further funding.

6 November 2022

Abutment in Te Pae Kawau (Rotary Reserve), Te Atatū South

The construction of an abutment in Te Pae Kawau (Rotary Reserve), Te Atatū South, begins Monday 7 November! This work involves the cutting and driving of piles and some early boardwalk structure construction and will take about five days. Amy and Rudi from the construction team share their week ahead.

6 October 2022

Site offices established at Te Pae Kawau (Rotary Reserve) in Te Atatū South

Construction offices have been set up in Te Pae Kawau (Rotary Reserve) behind the playground which remains open. The path between Bridge Ave and Covil Ave will also remain open. Both construction area is safely fenced off from both areas.

The construction of the boardwalk will start at Rotary Reserve and head towards Roberts field in the first instance.

Cultural session attendees at the new Bridge Ave site in Te Atatū South. Ngā mihi nui to Robin Taua-Gordon for sharing Te Kawerau a Maki’s connection with the whenua and sites of significance along Te Wai o te Whau (the Whau River).

2 April 2022

Setting up McCormack Green

Contractors building the pathway have set up a site yard at McCormick Green in Te Atatū South, in preparation for the pathway build. You can see it from the northbound Te Atatū on-ramp.

14 February 2022

Rehoming wildlife

Ecologists have found no bats living along the pathway route but they did find a “lounge” of lizards. The lizards were moved to new habitats within walking distance of their old homes. The then cleared areas had lizard-proof fencing added to discourage the retiles from trying to reestablish themselves where the pathway will go.

16 November 2021


Auckland Council is currently consulting on the preliminary designs.

Construction on the two funded areas is likely to start in 2022 after detailed design is confirmed. Check back here for more updates next year.

31 April 2021


Almost 700 metres of pathway at Rizal Reserve and Sandy Lane is currently under construction. It is scheduled to be completed in 2021.   

We are designing the two sections of the pathway for which we have funding and resource consent. These are Section Two (Olympic Park to Ken Maunder Park) and Section Five (Laurieston Park to the North West Cycleway).

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