Skypath goes ahead (finally)
The Environment Court has ruled in favour of Skypath with a few extra conditions attached to the Consent.
It should mean construction of the Harbour Bridge walking and cycling link starting within six months and completion not long after. It is a user-pays route that will require cash or your AT-HOP card.
Council welcomes decision
Council welcomes SkyPath closing statements
Auckland Council has welcomed the closing statement of the Environment Court which indicated consent would be granted, subject to refining of conditions, for SkyPath.
The resource consent was originally granted in July 2015 by independent commissioners, but was appealed by several community organisations.
SkyPath is a pedestrian and cycle pathway across the Waitematā Harbour, linking the North Shore to the CBD.
It is proposed to be 4m wide (and 6m wide at the five viewing platforms) and fixed to the eastern clip-on lane of the Auckland Harbour Bridge.
More on the Court ruling as it comes to hand.