Te Ara Ki Uta Ki Tai (the path of land and sea), is a 7km-long path through Pourewa Valley, over the Eastern rail line and through Tahapa Reserve. It is a prime example of the kind of project that Resolve Group likes to be involved with – a high-quality, end-user experience combined with a sensitive construction plan that included the local community and iwi, kept construction impact as low as possible, and included thoughtful landscaping, art installation and lighting design. Enabling better connections for active modes and links to public transport, it is also expected to become one of the city’s most scenic bike routes.
Section 2, which has been under construction since 2015, largely follows the eastern rail line from Merton Road near Glen Innes Station to Tāmaki Drive, giving people on foot and wheels an uninterrupted 5km.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport have been working in partnership with Ngāti Whatua Ōrākei on the design and build. Enabling works for Section 2 began in August 2020 and construction in October. It was opened to the public in May.
Resolve Group has assisted both Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport from the project’s inception and through the various stages of the project lifecycle with:
- Programme Management – responsible for timely delivery, and oversight of all 4 stages of the project,
- Project Management – for 2 Sections that have been completed, or are currently under construction,
- Procurement advice – completing Procurement plans, and undertaking tender evaluations for the individual stages of the project,
- MSQA services – for the largest, $30m Section 2, focused on ensuring quality of delivery and timeliness on a high-profile project with significant programme and financial constraints.