Here’s a sneak peek at our our exciting Shepherds Park to Tui Park Coastal Walkway project 🙂
The Kaipatiki Local Board​ received an update yesterday on the proposed route. The walkway is planned to connect Shepherds Park and Tui Park, with a spur to the Tui Park beach. It is planned to have an accessible gradient and width for wheelchairs, prams and cyclists, and a bridge to allow kayaks to pass underneath. It will also help to provide a kauri-free alternative scenic walk as we try to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease in our bush reserves.
The project is estimated to cost up to $1.4 million (including the renewal/improvement of some existing tracks), and will likley be funded from our Kaipātiki Connections budget that must be spent on new or improved walking/cycling connections in our area. This will be a great investment into Beach Haven, but as with all projects, we will strive to keep costs to a minimum.
The proposal for a Beach Haven coastal connection received a lot of positive feedback during council’s 10 year budget consultation earlier this year, and was approved for scoping in our 2018/19 work programme. There will be an opportunity for everyone to have their say on the project next year when more detail is available.
If supported, this could be the first stage of a larger project to provide an improved connection along the coast from Tui Park, then around both sections of Hellyers Creek Reserve, to the Kaipatiki Road bridge; linking in to both the Eskdale Reserve Network route and the track up to Manuka Reserve and beyond.
The Shepherds Park to Tui Park connection could begin construction as early as Summer 2019, depending on consultation and consents.

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