Tahunanui Pathways Project
Update May 2019 - Stage Two
With the construction of Stage One of the Tahunanui Pathways project well underway, the focus is now moving to the construction of Stage Two of the project.
This will see the route progress along Parkers Road, Muritai Street and Waikare Street with a two-way separated cycle-way.
You can see the detailed designs for this stage by viewing the pdf files below.
Council has also arranged two information sessions to review the designs, allow residents to ask questions about them and discuss the opportunities for safer active travel that will be available once everything has been built.
If you want to know more about the project, please join us at either of the following sessions.
Tuesday 21 May from 3.15pm – 6pm at Tahunanui School Hall
Wednesday 22 May from 3.15pm – 6pm at Tahunanui School Hall
Update February 2019
From 25 February 2019, Fulton Hogan will begin work on the Annesbrook Drive Infrastructure Upgrade project. This joint project includes construction of the first stage of the Tahunanui Pathways project between Annesbrook Roundabout and Parkers Road. It also includes the installation of a Network Tasman power cable and a new water main.
Construction is expected to take around three months, subject to weather or any unexpected delays. While construction is happening there will be a temporary footpath in use and some turning restrictions on side roads at times. SH6 traffic lanes will remain open at all times.
Update December 2018
It has been confirmed that construction of the first stage of the Tahuanui Pathways project will begin in February as part of the wider infrastructure upgrade.
The section to be worked on first is Annesbrook Drive from the Annesbrook Drive roundabout to Parkers Road. The project will involve a Network Tasman electricity upgrade, installing a new water main and then Council, in partnership with the New Zealand Transport Agency, will upgrade the footpath into a shared path. The various upgrades are being combined to minimise disruption to residents and motorists on this busy stretch of road.
Affected residents are being informed about the upgrade and Council is working with them to manage any effects on access to their properties.
A start date for construction will be confirmed in January 2019.
Update August 2018
Tahunanui residents may see surveyors or other contractors out and about in the areas of Tahunanui as outlined below as they gather information to help in the detailed design process for the Tahunanui Pathways project. You can see the proposed route on this map (2MB PDF).
The current proposal is to widen the existing footpath to a shared path on the southern end of Annesbrook Drive. On Parkers Road, Muritai and Waikare Streets, the preferred approach is a two-way separated cycleway. The research being carried out now will give us a clearer picture of how that can be achieved.
Update June 2018
At a meeting on 28 June 2018, the Works and Infrastructure Committee adopted the recommendation for the preferred route for the Tahunanui Pathways project to progress to the detailed design phase. The route was developed in conjunction with a community advisory group to ensure it meets the local needs.
This option will improve walking and cycling facilities on Annesbrook Drive, Parkers Road, Muritai Street and Waikare Street.
The proposal is to widen the existing footpath to a shared path on the southern end of Annesbrook Drive. On Parkers Road, Muritai and Waikare Streets, the preferred approach is a two-way separated cycleway.
The next stage is to prepare a more detailed design and consult with the residents directly affected by the proposed changes. This will influence any final changes before progressing to the construction phase.
The Committee once again thanked the volunteers from the Tahunanui Community Centre, Bicycle Nelson Bays, Tahunanui School and the Tahunanui Business Association; and also the NZ Transport Agency for all the time and effort they’ve put into working with Council to progress the project.
Nelson City Council has been looking at options to encourage more people to walk and cycle in and around Tahunanui.
Council had presented one option previously but feedback from the community suggested that wasn’t the best option. Council then worked with the Transport Agency and several community groups to find a better option.
As a starting point a questionnaire went out to households in Tahunanui to get more information on how people like to travel around the suburb, the places they want to go and asking them to suggest how to make it easier for them to walk or cycle to get around.
There was a great response rate to the questionnaire and this information was added to previous research to help our planning and design process.