The Rodney Local Board will spend $7.3 million on footpaths over the next two years.
Board Chair Phelan Pirrie says a board priority is expanding the footpath network between towns and villages to improve safety and make it easier for people to get around.
“Many of our communities lack adequate footpaths or safe places to walk beside roads. Footpaths are needed in our towns and villages to make it safe for pedestrians.
“Our focus is on footpaths on busy school and pedestrian routes, and on linking existing areas to new developments.”
Footpaths have been funded from the board’s transport capital fund, which has been hit by the Emergency Budget. The targeted rate, which remains intact, can only be used for transport projects, and is allocated equitably by subdivision enabling these footpaths to be constructed sooner.
New footpaths approved from the Rodney Transport Targeted Rate Fund:
|Road Name||Section||Budget Approved|
|Alice Street (Riverhead)||Full length||$474,000|
|Coatesville Riverhead Highway (Dairy Flat)||Opposite Coatesville Village||$340,000|
|Dairy Flat Highway (Dairy Flat)||Outside Dairy Flat School||$440,000|
|Hudson Road (Warkworth)||Albert Road to Z Station||$398,000|
|Newton Road (Riverhead)||Full length||$763,000|
|Omaha Drive (Omaha)||Roundabout to Community Centre||$645,000|
|School Road (Wellsford)||School to No.65 (sub station)||$257,000|
|Dairy Flat Highway (Dairy Flat)||School to Postmans Road||$1,007,000|
|Goodall Road (Warkworth)||Mahurangi East Road to No. 20||$458,000|
|Leigh Road (Warkworth)||No.578 to Ashton Road||$363,000|
|Puhoi Road (Warkworth)||Church to Puhoi Close||$757,000|
|Rodney Street (Wellsford)||No.68 to Centennial Park Road||$1,426,000|
Auckland Transport is assessing more paths for approval in the next few months.
People keen to know more about the board’s activities, funding and investment decisions, should read the Rodney Local Board Plan 2020 available on the council website.