Independent panel approves Wellington-Hutt shared path

05 February 2021

A shared pathway for safer cycling and walking along the western side of Wellington Harbour has been approved by an expert consenting panel.

The path will stretch 4.5 kilometres between Ngauranga and Petone. It is part of Te Ara Tupua, a project to create a walking and cycling link between Wellington and Lower Hutt.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency applied for the pathway to be considered under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-Track Consenting) Act 2020.

The expert consenting panel has today granted a resource consent with conditions, and confirmed two notices of requirement with conditions.

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) provides advice and administrative support for the Panel Convener, Judge Newhook, and the expert consenting panels he appoints. The EPA is not involved in the decision-making.

Read the decision for Te Ara Tupua

Read more about fast-track consenting