The Papakura Local Board and Auckland Transport (AT) partnered to provide a modern, covered walkway from Papakura Train Station to the town centre.
Project status: Completed
Project zone: South
The 250-metre walkway, along Railway Street West and Averill Street, provides continuous shelter for people walking to the Sir Edmund Hillary Library, Papakura Museum, Papakura Art Gallery, and the train station.
The covered walkway:
- Improves local connections.
- Makes it easier to walk to and from Papakura town centre and the train station.
- Provides shelter from the elements.
- Improves pedestrian safety.
The new walkway cost $840,000. The Papakura Local Board utilised its Local Board Transport Capital Fund to improve this important connection.
July 2016 – Construction started.
October 2016 – Walkway construction completed.
Papakura has been named as a ‘metropolitan centre’ in the Auckland Plan and it is planned to develop the town centre to support south Auckland's population and housing growth.
Engaging with the local community has been an important part of developing Papakura as a metropolitan centre. Community feedback shows a need for a safer and more accessible connection between the town centre and the train station (one of Auckland’s busiest, used by more than 1700 people every day).
See a map of the walkway route (PDF 348KB)
The project sees a new, taller and wider, timber-finished covered walkway, which extends the existing bus stop/shelters. The walkway structure has been designed to accommodate custom-built panels that could feature images, electronic displays, and carved art-work.
Initially, the Papakura and District Historical Society have provided a timeline of images covering the town’s history and some introductory words, which will feature on the walkway panels.
Mid-block pedestrian crossing on Averill Street
Railway Street West seating bay
Corner of Averill Street and Railway Street West
Entrance to Countdown supermarket
Pedestrian crossing on Railway Street West
Bus/rail station entry structure
Proposed infill panels
- Read the June 2016 project newsletter (PDF 1MB)
- Read the December 2015 project newsletter (PDF 1.12MB)