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Shelly Beach Parade, Cockle Bay - New footpath Shelly Beach Parade, Cockle Bay - New footpath

Proposal status: closed 5 December 2018

Reference number: FP1819-009

We're proposing changes in your area

We are proposing a new footpath on Shelly Beach Parade in Cockle Bay, from 6 Shelly Beach Parade to the beachfront path.

This proposal is part of our footpath programme, which aims to improve pedestrian accessibility all over Auckland.

Download the proposal drawing for Shelly Beach Parade (PDF 440KB) 

Why the changes are needed

These changes are needed to complete a gap in the current footpath network. The proposed path will connect Cockle Bay Reserve to Tainui Road, enabling safer and more convenient walking journeys in the area.

Proposal outcome

This project will proceed with minor changes to the next stage of detailed planning. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback. A summary of this feedback and answers to community questions and concerns is below.

Feedback received

  • This proposal received positive responses from community members and stakeholders who supported the new pedestrian facilities. Some concerns were expressed for and against the removal of the chain.
  • There is currently a porterloo and construction shed on the council land. Can this be removed? These do not belong to AT. We suggest you contact Auckland Council regarding this issue.
  • Please remove the chain, it is a tripping hazard and has caused accidents in the past. The chain will be relocated to the back edge of the footpath so it is no longer a tripping hazard.
  • Please don’t remove the chain. It looks nice and if you remove it, cars will start parking on the berm or footpath again. We have changed the design so the chain will be moved along the back edge of the footpath. This way cars will not be able to park on the berm behind the path.
  • The footpath stops people from having to cross the road twice or to have to walk/push prams and wheelchairs on grass which is often wet. We would prefer the footpath to be 1.4 metres wide to match the existing and to minimise the amount of concrete in our street. The standard for footpath is now 1.8 metres wide, so all new footpaths are designed to this standard. This is to allow mobility-impaired pedestrians space to pass each other.
  • Please do not put in this path, it isn’t needed. Grass is safer than concrete, doesn’t crack, need maintenance or get ugly over time. Footpaths are needed to connect walking routes and provide safe provision for walking by all types of users. Grass is not suitable for a range of mobility-impaired users or parents with prams/pushchairs.
  • Please properly protect the Pohutakawa tree which is currently outside 8 Shelly Beach Parade. Noted, this comment will be passed to the detailed designers.

Next steps

This work will happen before the end of June 2019, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays.

Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.