Northern Pathway will create a walking and cycling connection between Auckland City and North Shore.
Westhaven to Akoranga is a five-kilometre section starting in Westhaven, travelling across the Waitemata Harbour and continues onto Akoranga. This section was previously known as SkyPath/Auckland Harbour Bridge Shared Path and SeaPath. Both components have now been combined for delivery as part of the Northern Pathway.
The preferred option for the Waitemata Harbour component is a standalone bridge alongside the existing Auckland Harbour Bridge.
|Nov 2019||EOIs Open|
|Feb 2020||RFP Open|
|Aug 2020||Contract Award|
|Jul 2022||Expected Construction Commencement|
|2027||Expected Construction Completion|
Since the cost revision for NZUP program in June 2021, and the identification of the new preferred option, the funding allocation for the project was increased to NZ$785 million from an initial NZ$360 million.
|Procuring Agency:||NZ Transport Agency.|
|Shortlist:||Two Alliance Groups including: Fulton Hogan, HEB, Aurecon and Freyssinet, and McConnell Dowell, Arup and Rizzani de Eccher.|
|Successful Tenderer:||An Alliance comprising Fulton Hogan, HEB Construction, Aurecon, McConnell Dowell and Freyssinet.|
|Jul 2019||SeaPath detailed business case released.|
|Nov 2019||ROI's for D&C contracts were released.|
|Jan 2020||Auckland Harbour Bridge Shared Path business case was released. The NZ Government also announced NZ$360 million in funding for the project as part of the NZ$12 billion New Zealand Upgrade Program.|
|Feb 2020||RFP shortlist was announced for Westhaven to Akoranga section.|
|Mar 2020||Preferred designs for connection points at Westhaven, Princes Street, Beach Road, Stafford Road and Onewa Road released for consultation.|
|Aug 2020||The Design and Construct contract was award for Westhaven to Akoranga section.|
|Mar 2021||The 2021-31 investment package of the Auckland Transport Alingment Project included the Westhaven to Akoranga section as a fully funded commitment.|
|Jun 2021||The New Zealand Government announced a revised preferred option for the Auckland Harbour crossing.|
|Jun 2021||The New Zealand Government announced that the preferred option for Waitemata Harbour crossing on the Westhaven to Akoranga section is a new standalone bridge alongside the existing Auckland Harbour Bridge. Separately, as part of the New Zealand Upgrade Program cost revisions, Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency announced the Westhaven to Akoranga section has been allocated NZ$785 million in funding. The previous allocation was NZ$360 million.|
Auckland Harbour Bridge Shared Path business case
SeaPath detailed business case
Project update – 04/06/2021
Changes to the New Zealand Upgrade Programme