The development of the two-way bike path on Evans Bay Parade between Carlton Gore Road on Oriental Bay and Greta Point is a major project for the city.
Construction of the remaining 780m section between Weka Bay and Little Karaka Bay is underway. Our contractor Downer started at Weka Bay where the previously completed paths end, and the team will work back to Little Karaka Bay.
This is the narrowest part of the route between Oriental Bay and Greta Point and it’s taken longer than expected to complete the investigative and planning work required.
The seawall work follows on from the new walls that were completed at Ōmarukaikuru (Pt Jerningham). The new and improved seawalls will create more space for the new paths and strengthen resilience along this part of the coast.
As with the earlier construction of new paths along Cobham Drive, keeping kororā (little blue penguins) safe where work happens is an important aspect of this project.
The Council is working with Greater Wellington Regional Council, Department of Conservation, Places for Penguins and a Wellington-based penguin detection dog and handler from the Kaikoura Ocean Research Institute so we know where penguins are or have been nesting before work starts. Penguin and lizard habitat will be monitored throughout construction.
Downer will be working in the Weka Bay area for about five months. They will:
The work zone and 30km/h speed limit will start at the southern end of Weka Bay and extend north to just past Maida Vale Road. Two parking spaces on the seaward side will be out of action while the work happens. Work may stop or be reduced while the city hosts the FIFA Women's World Cup (mid-July to mid-August).