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Ideas in action - our work


Waka Kotahi - NZ Transport Agency

SeaPath Community Engagement

Putting the public at the centre of decision making

Alongside the Transport Agency, we led community engagement on the proposed SeaPath route, a 3km walking and cycling path from Northcote Point to Esmonde Interchange. This project will link with the proposed SkyPath across the Auckland Harbour Bridge, delivering transformative change to the communities along the route by allowing safe travel by bike and foot.  

By working closely with our client, we identified the communication and engagement objectives and developed bespoke approaches to each of these. For example, we visited and engaged directly with students at AUT’s North Shore campus in order to receive feedback from a user-group not usually well represented within the more traditional open day community engagement format. 

We also worked with a consultancy to develop eye-catching artist impressions, to clearly communicate the look and feel of the path and give reassurance to concerned residents living adjacent to the proposed path.  By ensuring that engagement with the community was thorough and considered a wide range of groups, the Detailed Business Case is well supported to enable the NZ Transport Agency to make decisions. 

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