Rodney Davies Project Award

Awarded to:

  • Auckland Transport
  • NZ Transport Agency
  • MWH now part of Stantec


Section 1 of Te Ara Ki Uta Ki Tai (the path of land and sea)

Section 1 is the first of four sections that will make up the 7km long Te Ara Ki Uta Ki Tai Shared Path from Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive. The path is designed to a Cycle Metro standard as part of Auckland’s Cycle Network and the Urban Cycleway programme. Section 1 was officially opened in Auckland on 9 December 2016 by the Minister of Transport Simon Bridges and the Mayor of Auckland Phil Goff. Once completed, Te Ara Ki Uta Ki Tai will be one of the main cycle routes for commuters to and from the eastern suburbs of Auckland and the CBD.

Section 1 satisfies all the requirements for this award due to a number of factors such as:

  • The processes which lead to the identification of the need/justification of the project;
  • The planning processes undertaken in formatting the project in particular the extensive consultation with the public and stakeholders;
  • The comprehensive evaluation of alternatives and decision making;
  • And also the physical and social change which the project enables within the communities in which it travels through.

The project was delivered by the same team from of planners from Auckland Transport, New Zealand Transport Agency and MWH Global who were involved in all aspects from Scheme Assessment through to consenting and construction.