Project timeline and construction updates

Keep up to date with how the project is going, and understand the process so far. New events will be added as the project progresses.

23 April 2019 Construction gets under way

The construction of new sections of seawall, improved public spaces, and the first 800m of a new two-way bike path will be under way near Point Jerningham from Tuesday 23 April.

11 April 2019 Blessing ahead of construction starting

Iwi representatives from Taranaki Whānui will bless the site at Ōmarukaikuru/Point Jerninham near where construction work will start.

Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter will attend, with the Mayor, Councillors and NZ Transport Agency.

8 March 2018 Evans Bay bike path approved by Councillors

Project in development: Two-way bike path

Councillors on the City Strategy Committee approved phase 1 of the proposed two-way bike path and related changes for Evans Bay at a meeting on 8 March 2018.

The bike path, between Carlton Gore Road and Greta Point, will be a major recreational drawcard for the city, and provide a high-quality connection with the eastern suburbs. It will link to the Cobham Drive bike path now under construction, and to other new bike paths soon to be developed in Kilbirnie and to Newtown.

What's next?

The next stage of this project is to complete the detailed designs, including revised plans to widen the six narrowest sections so the footpath, bike path and traffic lanes can be a consistent width all the way, develop construction plans, and carry out an independent safety audit. We expect construction to start in the first half of 2019 and will be in touch with the local community before work starts.  


11 December 2017 Consultation closes on traffic changes for Evans Bay Parade (phase 1)

Consultation closed today on traffic changes for Evans Bay Parade (phase 1).

Read a summary of feedback (PDF 170KB) and all public submissions (PDF 18.1MB)

25 November 2017: Drop-in session More Less

We're holding the second of two drop-in sessions at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie on Saturday 25 November, 10am to 4pm.

You will have the opportunity to learn more about proposed changes to Evans Bay Parade, as well as nine other streets in Kilbirnie, and over to the Newtown shops. You'll be able talk with the designers and provide your thoughts.