Te Ara Ki Uta Ki Tai (The Path of Land and Sea), is a 7km-long path from Glen Innes township to Tāmaki Drive, in the Auckland suburb of Meadowbank. 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 the delivery of a sensitive construction plan that kept impact as low as possible, required close liason with the local community and iwi, and included thoughtful landscaping, art installation and lighting design.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport have been working in partnership with Ngāti Whatua Ōrākei on all design and build elements. Resolve Group’s Darren Edwards, Steve Griffith, Keith Swedhin, Kathleen Hart, Hussam Abdul-Rassol, and Martin Leak have been involved in a Programme Management, Procurement advisory and Construction supervision capacity for all four sections, three of which have been completed so far.
Section 2 has been under construction since 2020 and was opened to the public in May 2022. It gives an uninterrupted 5km-commuting experience through Pourewa Valley, over the Orakei Basin Eastern rail line and through Tahapa Reserve, connecting with Tamaki Drive via an over-water boardwalk running parallel with Ngapipi Road. Enabling better connections for active modes and links to public transport, Te Ara Ki Uta Ki Tai is also expected to become one of the city’s most scenic bike routes.