Project

Te Ara Tupua

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Te Ara Tupua

The Te Ara Tupua project is a proposed 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 Ngauranga 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 Ngauranga section includes a cycling facility which will run from Bunny Street along Thorndon Quay and Hutt Road to the Ngauranga interchange.

Key Dates

Nov 2015 Project Announced
Oct 2019 Construction Commencement
Apr 2020 Contract Award: Ngā Ūranga to Pito-one section
2022 Expected Construction Completion

PROJECT HISTORY

Oct 2019 Construction commenced on the Pito-one to Melling section.
Feb 2021 The Ngā Ūranga ki Pito-One section of Te Ara Tupua was approved under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-Track Consenting) Act.
Apr 2021 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.
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Other Transport
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Major Contract

Te Ara Tupua - Ngā Ūranga ki Pito-one

PROJECT STATUS
Awarded
Te Ara Tupua - Ngā Ūranga ki Pito-one

The Te Ara Tupua project is a proposed active transport route between Wellington and Lower Hutt, New Zealand. 

The Ngā Ūranga to Pito-one section will stretch from the Ngauranga Interchange to Honiana Te Puni Reserve in Petone to the Petone to Melling section. It includes:

  • a 4.5 kilometre long, five metre sealed surface wide shared path
  • six ūranga (landings) located at key sites along the shared path’s length providing areas for planting, landscaping, habitat creation, and gathering, resting and viewing areas
  • a shared path bridge over the railway
  • 2.7 kilometres of 16 metre wide rock embankment to protect the path and ūranga
  • six seawall segments, totaling 626 metres in length to protect the shared path, and
  • four offshore habitats for coastal bird life located 40 metres from the shoreline.

Key Dates

Nov 2015 Project Announced
Apr 2020 Contract Award
2021 Expected Construction Commencement

Funding contributions

NZ Government

Procurement

Successful Tenderer: 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.

PROJECT HISTORY

Apr 2020 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.
Feb 2021 The Ngā Ūranga ki Pito-One section of Te Ara Tupua was approved under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-Track Consenting) Act.
Estimated Total Cost
(2021)
Sector
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Alliance |
Location
New Zealand |
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Media releases
23/04/2021
05/02/2021
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