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Maire Road, Orewa - New footpath Maire Road, Orewa - New footpath

Proposal status: closed 5 December 2018, last updated 23 March 2020.

Reference number: FP1819-018 

Proposal update 23 March 2020

In July 2019, we informed you of a delay to the construction works of a new footpath on Maire Road in Orewa. These works will not start in early 2020 as we had previously mentioned, and are now scheduled for July to December 2020 instead. The reason for the delay is due to a longer than normal detailed design phase. The site is located in challenging terrain and required a more detailed level of investigation of existing ground conditions, and existing underground and overground services, to ensure the best design will be implemented.

More details about the original consultation can be found below.

Proposal update 3 July 2019

In November 2018 we asked for community feedback on our proposal for a new footpath on Maire Road in Orewa.

While these works were scheduled for June 2019, the detailed design process has taken longer than anticipated. Construction will now start early 2020, and we will let you know if there are any further delays to our plans.

We've proposed changes in your area

We are proposing a new footpath on Maire Road in Orewa. The proposed works also include road widening on the eastern side of the road, as the footpath will be built out into the road at the point where a power pole currently sits.

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

Download the proposal drawing for Maire Road (PDF 739KB).

Why the changes are needed

These changes are needed to complete a missing link in the footpath, and will remove the need to cross the road twice to continue walking along the street. The proposal will enable safer and more convenient walking journeys in the area.

Proposal outcome

This project will proceed without 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 these improved walking facilities in the area.
  • Suggestion to move the power lines underground at this location.
    Relocating a power line would involve a significant increase in the budget required for this project. Therefore, we currently can’t justify including this request in the footpath design. We have passed this feedback on to the appropriate stakeholders.
  • Request for better street lighting to be installed.
    A lighting review will be included as part of the detail design for this project.
  • Suggestion for a footpath on the north side too.
    This suggestion has been added to our list of footpath requests for future consideration.
  • The berms along the back of #14 is quite muddy because people park here. Please formalise this parking.
    Similar question asked about area near #49 Maire Road. This suggestion will be forwarded to the parking team within Auckland Transport to investigate.
  • The berm across the driveway for 58-70 Maire Road is uneven and hard to maintain. Please even it out so customer can easily get rid of the weeds.
    This suggestion will be passed to the appropriate team within Auckland Transport for their consideration.
  • Cars turn around on the road in front of #49. Please address this issue.
    This suggestion will be passed to the appropriate safety team within Auckland Transport for their consideration. 

Next steps

These works are scheduled for July to December 2020, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays. Our contractors will send additional notices to those directly affected 48-hours prior to works beginning.