SkyPath has been initiated and developed by the Auckland Harbour Bridge Trust with the contribution of substantial assistance, support and professional input from many key agencies, consultants, and individuals.
As well as our funders The Public Infrastructure Partnership Fund (the ”PIP Fund”), many Auckland and national agencies have contributed to the development and understanding of the SkyPath project.
In addition, generous pro-bono support has enabled us to offer a world-class professional presentation of the case for SkyPath.The Hikurangi Foundation and their Compass Network have been important enablers of significant support and advice.
The Ministry for the Environment assisted with a community grant in 2013 which enabled further project planning and community consultation.
And very importantly, the belief of many thousands of Aucklanders in the SkyPath project has been the foundation of the project from the beginning.
NZTA has provided approximately $600,000 to fund the initial engineering and design work to develop the SkyPath solution. NZTA regards SkyPath as its preferred option for walking and cycling access across Waitemata Harbour.
Councillors have agreed to continue investigation of the proposed funding arrangements, and Mayor Len Brown has made SkyPath part of his top 6 strategic goals in 2014.
We are working with Waterfront Auckland to ensure integration with the Westhaven walking and cycling promenade between the Wynyard Quarter and SkyPath.
Support for potential partners, naming rights and marketing strategy and product plan.
AT have played and will continue to play an important advisory role to assist Council’s understanding of SkyPath.
We have worked with AHB engineers Beca Infrastructure to ensure our engineering meets NZTA requirements.
SkyPath cost estimates.
The Akina Foundation
The Akina Foundation have been a major source of support, advice and assistance with funding for the Trust.
KPMG have assisted with advice on details of the proposal joint venture between The PIP Fund, The Trust and Auckland Council.
Legal advice on many complex issues.
Heart of the City
Support and advice on issues relating to Auckland’s city centre.
Ministry for the Environment
Community grant to progress project management and planning, and community and public consultation.
Consultation and guidance to facilitate the design of the Northern and Southern Landings of SkyPath
Our thanks to the many thousands of ordinary Aucklanders who have supported SkyPath and who understand the importance of this project