Indicative business case
During 2016, we completed the indicative business case phase which involved consideration of a list of possible route options, high level cost estimates, benefit and risk assessments and engagement with stakeholders and the local community. Read the summary report [PDF, 1.8 MB] to find out more about the approach and key themes from this consultation.
Detailed business case
In 2017 and 2018 we undertook the detailed business case (DBC) phase for the IBC recommended Landward option which included engagement with stakeholders and the community. Read the summary report [PDF, 1.8 MB] to find out more about the feedback we received.
Also, as part of this phase we developed a greater level of understanding of the option including path alignment, width, crossing and connection points. Other work included technical assessments such as geotechnical, structural detailed cost and risk analysis and preparation of a consenting strategy.
Read the SeaPath detailed business case [PDF, 12 MB] (redacted to protect private and commercial interests).
Note that the broad alignment for the SeaPath route is confirmed but will be refined during the design and consenting phase.
Pre-implementation and consenting
Work is now underway on the detailed design and consenting phase of the project which will include further consultation with stakeholders and the public about the urban landscape and design elements of the path.
Other work in this phase will include final detailed design of the path (including stakeholder and public feedback), securing a consent for construction, and planning for the construction contract.
Work will also continue to coordinate with Auckland Council and Auckland Transport on links and connections to other paths and places such as Tuff Crater and the Northcote Safe Cycle Route. Ensuring that the path co-ordinates and ties in with the Auckland Harbour Bridge Shared Path is also a priority.
Indicative project phases