Aurecon part of Alliance to deliver the Northern Pathway
Aurecon will deliver the Westhaven to Akoranga package as part of an Alliance with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Fulton Hogan, HEB Construction, McConnell Dowell and Freyssinet.
31 August 2020 – International engineering, design and advisory company, Aurecon, with its Alliance partners, has been selected by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency to deliver the Westhaven to Akoranga section of the walking and cycling pathway.
Tracey Ryan, Aurecon’s Managing Director – New Zealand, says Aurecon is proud to be involved with such a fantastic project for Auckland. “The Northern Pathway will provide choice for people, on both sides of the harbour, as to how they get to work, connect with family and friends and access services.”
The Government is investing $360 million in the first section of the Northern Pathway over the Waitematā Harbour between Westhaven and Akoranga as part of the $6.8 billion NZ Upgrade Programme. The walking and cycling link over the Auckland Harbour Bridge will eventually connect all the way to Albany, opening up the whole of the North Shore for people using active modes of transport.
Ian Sloane, Transportation Industry Director says, “The walking and cycling link will not only encourage people to use active modes when travelling between the city centre and the North Shore but will enhance the liveability of our communities and increase access to the region’s walking and cycling network.”
Aurecon will deliver the Westhaven to Akoranga package as part of an Alliance with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Fulton Hogan, HEB Construction, McConnell Dowell and Freyssinet. The alliance delivery model, which requires the partners to work closely together, has proven successful on other Waka Kotahi projects including the Waterview Connection and Auckland’s Northern Corridor Improvements project.
Subject to consent and funding approvals, we expect to commence construction in 2021 and open this section of the Pathway in 2024.