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rewarewa boardwalk and pocket park

"We will hold a public celebration to mark the completion of the pocket park and boardwalk" - Whau Local Board Chair Tracy Mulholland

As part of the Culvert repairs beneath Great North Road in New Lynn, work is also being carried out to open up access to Rewarewa Creek with a public boardwalk and to create a new pocket park over the new high-capacity culvert outlet on the north side of Great North Road overlooking the creek. The boardwalk will run along the Rewarewa Creek bank to McNaughton Way and a shared path that joins the boardwalk to Great North Road, a popular pedestrian and cycle route.

Being located on the steep banks of the Rewarewa Stream presented challenges regarding site access, construction methodology and unstable soil conditions. ACH consulting worked closely with the main contractor to achieve a design which is constructible and aesthetically pleasing. The design consists of large reinforced concrete piles extending up to 11 metres below ground level to support the suspended boardwalk made up of long span steel beams and Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) mesh decking.

This great new park, which will enhance the local town centre, is due to open to the public later this year. “We will hold a public celebration to mark the completion of the pocket park and boardwalk. This is likely to be in September,” says Whau Local Board Chair Tracy Mulholland. “We look forward to the opportunity to thank everyone for their patience and to celebrate the improvements.”