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