Auckland Harbour Bridge Shared Path and SeaPath
Preferred bidder announced
Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.
The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.
The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.
The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).
Preferred bidder announced
A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.
Projects that have progressed to contractual close remain on ANZIP for 12 months.
ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:
Construction projects: > AUD$300m
Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m
All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million
The Auckland Harbour Bridge Shared Path and SeaPath will create a walking and cycling connection between the city and North Shore.
The Auckland Harbour Bridge section will start in Westhaven before crossing the Waitemata Harbour and then connect to the SeaPath section which extends to Takapuna. The combined project cost for Auckland Harbour Bridge Shared Path and SeaPath is expected to be over NZ$100 million. This will be funded by the NZTA.
The preferred option for the Auckland Harbour Bridge Shared Path is a five-metre-wide path to be built on separate new pier brackets. These will attach to existing concrete piers on the southern side of the Bridge.
In November Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency called for Registrations of Interest (ROI) for the development of the Auckland Harbour Bridge Shared Path via an alliance delivery model.
A shortlist is expected to be selected by mid February 2020. Subject to funding approval, the NZTA will then work with the shortlisted teams to review their detailed submissions and select a preferred team by June 2020.
Construction is expected to commence in December 2020 and take two and a half years to complete.
The Detailed Business Case for SeaPath commenced in late 2018. The detailed design and consenting work for the SeaPath is now underway and is due to be completed in 2021.
Community engagement for both the Harbour Bridge Shared Path and SeaPath has been undertaken. Early consultation was held in 2016, with further sessions held in August 2018 and July 2019.
Last reviewed: 05/12/2019