Stellar Projects was engaged by Auckland Council to design new shared path connections, and associated services, at Tahapa Reserve in Meadowbank, Auckland. The new shared path connections will link the streets around Tahapa Reserve into the proposed Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive shared path and the wider community. The development also includes a new playground, lighting, landscaping and planting. Stellar Projects’ input covered the full lifecycle of the project from investigation and stakeholder consultation through design, consenting and construction management.
This project provided some challenges during construction including management of a contaminated site and the uncovering of a midden. After the completion of an archaeological assessment from CFG Heritage and receiving blessing from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei the works were able to continue and the project was opened to the public just in time to be enjoyed over the 2019/2020 Christmas break.
By working together, Auckland Council, Stellar Projects and HEB Construction have ensured the project outcome provides the Meadowbank community with a great new facility and an invigorated Tahapa Reserve.