Following a wide range of feedback about the preferred design of the balustrade on the Orakei Basin section of the Glen Innes to Tamaki Shared Path, the NZ Transport Agency is asking for further public input.
The Transport Agency’s Director of Regional Relationships Steve Mutton says there were 453 submissions received during the recent community engagement held jointly with Auckland Transport.
“We received a strong message from the community that they believe a 1.2 metre high balustrade is appropriate for this section of boardwalk and we are pleased we will now be able to build this. However the feedback shows there is a wide range of views about the design and materials of the balustrade.”
Some people are keen to see the most ‘see through’ option possible, and this lends well to a metal design. Others are keen for an entirely wooden design that is more in keeping with other boardwalks in the area.
“This is an important community asset and will be one of the most picturesque shared paths in the country so we’re working hard to try to meet the wide ranging expectations people have about what is most appropriate in this area.”
“To ensure we have the best understanding and incorporate the views of the community, we are asking again for people to have their say – this time with a simple vote between a mostly metal design and an entirely wooden design. The Transport Agency will then make a final decision on the balustrade design by 21 December.”