Footpath projects get a boost from the Rodney Local Board

Last Updated : 18 Jul 2016

The Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee has approved $1.5 million to design and build footpaths in Huapai, Riverhead and Warkworth.

A key priority for Rodney Local Board and Rodney’s communities is expanding the footpath network in and between towns and villages to make it safer and easier for people to get around.

The local board used three main criteria for footpath funding:

  • footpaths that are situated on busy school routes
  • footpaths that are situated on well-used pedestrian routes
  • footpaths that link existing areas to new developments.

New footpaths and their estimated costs:

  • Tapu Road (east side), Huapai, from Maple Lane to Matua Road - $118,000
  • 1-31 Elliot Street (south side), Riverhead - $385,000
  • Princes Street, Riverhead (north side), from Coatesville Riverhead Highway to Great North Road - $237,000
  • Hill Street (north side), Warkworth, from 20a to 4 - $168,000
  • Hill Street (south side), Warkworth, from Albert Street to Hudson Road - $394,000
  • Kaspar Street (full length, east side), Warkworth - $160,000.

The next steps are for Auckland Transport to produce detailed designs before construction starts, which is expected to be in 2017.

During 2013 to 2016, the local board has used its transport capital fund (which is held and administered by Auckland Transport) to also fund these footpaths:

  • Mahurangi East Road, Snells Beach, from Arabella Lane to the existing footpath
  • Oaia Road, Muriwai
  • extension on Fordyce Road, Parakai
  • Coatesville-Riverhead Highway from Elliot Street to the bridge
  • Mahoenui Valley Road, opposite the school to Coatesville-Riverhead Highway
  • Rodney Street, Wellsford
  • Point Wells Road, from Waimanu Place to 30-32 Point Wells Road
  • Maude Street, Riverhead
  • Great North Road, Riverhead
  • pedestrian bridge and footpath extension, Puhoi.
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