Bridge plan to go to incoming board

Publish Date : 21 Sep 2022
Bridge Artist Impression

A feasibility study into building a shared path bridge at Waiata Shores has been received and referred to Manurewa Local Board to be elected at this year’s local elections.

Current Board Chair Joseph Allan says a lot of work has gone in on the project and he thanked the developers Fletcher Living, Auckland Council staff and mana whenua for their input into the significance of proposed sites, and commitment to the project.

“The Waiata Shores residential development contains shared paths and walkways suitable for walking and cycling.

“Right next door but separated by Papakura Stream is Wattle Downs, which also has coastal paths. It’s an excellent opportunity to join them together and Auckland Transport has funded the feasibility report, which we’ve been happy to receive and refer to the incoming board.

“There’s a new supermarket, a crossing on Great South Road will improve access to Te Mahia Station, so while the paths would mainly be recreational, the bridge would deliver some direct transport benefits.”

The bridge concept evolved as the Waiata Shores development progressed but there is no allocated funding for construction should future boards decide to proceed.

If the incoming board decides to proceed, it will need to advocate for and source the required funding.

The report is here.

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