Wellington City Council and the Tawa Porirua Stream Walkway Committee (a local community group) are working together on a shared walkway and cycle route. The route follows the rail corridor and will provide a new shared pathway from Willowbank Park to Kenepuru Railway Station.
The shared path will provide a safer cycling route and encourage more people to get about on foot or by bike. The 5km walkway will link to nearby streets, the shopping centre and other key spots like railway stations, schools, recreational areas and parks.
The Council is committed to working with the local community on this project.
We have divided the shared path into three sections, with Section 1 at the southern end. We've started construction in the middle (Section 2) of the shared path and will work north into Section 3. Section 1 will be the last section to be completed.
Completed stages of the Tawa Shared Pathway project
The first full section of the pathway, from Redwood Railway Station to Linden Park, has now been completed.
This section includes a new pedestrian railway crossing across the railway between Duncan Street (by Tawa College) and the Tawa Pool.
The path through Grasslees Park has also been completed.
Name announced: Tawa Valley Pathway - Ara Tawa
The pathway was officially opened and named as Tawa Valley Pathway - Ara Tawa on Saturday 27 October 2012.
Brett Gillies, Chairman of the Tawa Porirua Stream Walkway Committee, officially announced the winning name, chosen from over 100 entries submitted to a competition run with Tawa residents.
Section three of the pathway - from Linden Park heading north to Kenepuru Station, will start in the 2012-2013 financial year.
A bridge will be built over the stream by Linden Park, and then the pathway will head North East, following the railway line.
Grasslees Park Plimmer Bequest project
The Council has approved Charles Plimmer Bequest funding for inclusion in the draft 2012-2022 Long Term Plan (LTP). Funding includes $650,000 for the redevelopment of Grasslees Reserve in 2012/13 and 2013/14.
Consultation on this redevelopment is currently underway.
We continue to accept and consider any feedback that you may have on this project. If you have feedback, email us at email@example.com.
The project has been given funding assistance of up to $3.5million from NZTA as part of the national land transport programme.
The Council has budgeted $1million annually for the project. It is due to be completed within 3.5 years.
Changes to route design
We divided the shared path into three sections, with Section 1 at the southern end. We've started construction in the middle (Section 2) of the shared path and will work north into Section 3. Section 1 will be the last section to be completed.
Safe and Sustainable Transport Manager