The Te Ara Tupua project is an active transport route between Wellington and Lower Hutt, New Zealand.
The project has three components, including:
- the Ngā Ūranga to Pito-one section
- the Pito-one to Melling section, and
- the Wellington CBD to Ngā Ūranga section.
The Ngā Ūranga to Pito-one section is a shared off-road path from the Ngauranga interchange to the Petone interchange.
The Pito-one to Melling section is an off-road cycle path with shared path connections linking the Petone railway station to the Hutt River Trail.
The Wellington CBD to Ngā Ūranga section is planned ito run l run from Bunny Street along Thorndon Quay and Hutt Road to the Ngauranga interchange. Some upgraded walking and cycling paths have been provided on part of Hutt Road. Further improvements are planned as part of Let's Get Wellington Moving.
|Construction commenced: Pito-One to Melling section
|Contract Award: Ngā Ūranga to Pito-one section
|Early works commenced: Ngā Ūranga to Pito-one section
|Pito-One to Melling section operational
|Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
|Ngā Ūranga to Pito-one section: The Te Ara Tupua Alliance comprising Downer, HEB Construction and Tonkin + Taylor. Pito-One to Melling section: Fulton Hogan
|Construction commenced on the Pito-one to Melling section.
|The Ngā Ūranga ki Pito-One section of Te Ara Tupua was approved under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-Track Consenting) Act.
|NZ$171 million to NZ$190 million of funding from the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency was approved for the Ngā Ūranga ki Pito-one section of the project. They also announced a consortia comprising Downer NZ, HEB Construction and Tonkin + Taylor, supported by Isthmus, Boffa Miskell and Holmes Consulting has been invited to form an alliance with Waka Kotahi for the delivery of this section.
|New schedule for project completion confirmed - the Pito-one to Melling section of the project has been delayed by a year, with the expected completion date changed to early 2023 as opposed to 2022.
|The Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency confirmed the project cost of the the Ngā Ūranga to Pito-one section in its 2021-24 National Land Transport Program, with $179 million allocated to the project.
|Waka Kotahi approved NZ$312 million in funding for the Ngā Ūranga ki Pito-One section of the project, an increase on the NZ$179 million funding previously approved in 2021.
|The Alliance contract, Te Ara Tupua Alliance, for the Ngā Ūranga ki Pito-One section was awarded to Downer, HEB Construction and Tonkin + Taylor.
|Early works commenced for Wellington’s Ngā Ūranga ki Pito-one shared pathway.
|Construction commenced on to Ngā Ūranga ki Pito-one section. New Tāwharau Pods - small buildings - will become a project information centre and studio workspace for iwi Māori artists creating works to be installed on the project.
|Pito-One to Melling section of Te Ara Tupua opens to the public.
Construction commences on Ngā Ūranga ki Pito-One section
Early works begin on Ngā Ūranga ki Pito-One section
Work begins on Petone to Melling section