A new shared path that connects Avondale and Waterview has been officially opened.
The walkway provides a connection from Holly St in Avondale to Heron Park in Waterview through a combination of boardwalks and concrete paths as well as a link to Glendon Avenue.
Whau Local Board Chair Tracy Mulholland says the opening of the path is a significant milestone for the board.
“This fits with Whau Local Board’s Greenways vision and will result in significant benefits for the local and wider community,” she says.
“The walkway will bring improved walking and cycling connections and recreation opportunities, as well as enabling increased awareness of the special environment and history of the inlet.
“This will particularly benefit school children from Avondale College making their way to and from the school campus, and opens up an area that was previously inaccessible to the public."
Albert Eden Local Board Chair Peter Haynes acknowledges Whau Local Board’s leadership in the project.
“In addition to connecting our communities with their schools, parks and each other, this walkway will bring people closer to the precious Motu Manawa-Pollen Island Marine Reserve, which is an outstanding natural area,” he says.
The project was funded by Whau and Albert-Eden Local Boards from the SH16/20 General Restoration Budget.