Weona Walkway is one of Auckland Council’s newest public path networks, linking several parks and reserves around the Westmere coastline.
It’s close proximity to neighbouring houses, steep slopes, the sensitive inter-tidal environment, and a scattering of archaeological sites made the project a challenging proposition.
Following representation by 4Sight in Environment Court proceedings, resource consents were granted and works commenced. An Authority to Modify Archaeological Sites was also granted.
Take a journey down the walkway below.
4Sight provided multi-disciplinary professional services to the project, including RMA planning, ecological assessment, contaminated land investigation and management when buried asbestos was uncovered, plus key support to Council within their programme of consultation.
However, our contribution did not stop as soon as all the permits were in place. We continued to provide substantial help to the construction Project Manager through:
- facilitating extensive communications with neighbours, often taking a mediatory role between them and Council;
- seeking regulatory approval for the inevitable design changes in this dynamic working environment;
- assisting with documenting resource consent compliance; and
- keeping a sense of humour within trying circumstances.
Construction of the Weona Coastal Walkway is complete, and is currently being enjoyed by hundreds of Aucklanders every week.
Our efforts were very much appreciated and well-recognised by the Client’s representative