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8 EAST & BAYS COURIER, JUNE 14, 2013
$800,000 fee blocks SkyPath
By JESS ETHERIDGE
Sky high: SkyPath representative Bevan Woodward says an annual fee of $800,000 for access to Westhaven Drive
would drive up the price for the public.
Photo: LAWRENCE SMITH
Haggling over an $800,000 annual
fee for public access is jeopardis-
ing the proposed SkyPath, Bevan
Westhaven Marina Users
Association wants to charge for
public access to Westhaven Drive
on the St Mary s Bay side of the
Auckland Harbour Bridge, Mr
The project manager for the
$28 million pedestrian and cycle
path says the fee doesn t make
the project feasible .
The proposed path would run
underneath the harbour bridge s
city-side clip-on lane, with
increased traffic and an exit in
Northcote Pt a top issue.
The toll for users would have to
increase from $2 to an estimated
$3.50 to cover it.
I m concerned that this kind of
attitude is going to risk what
would be a wonderful facility for
Auckland, Mr Woodward says.
When people start haggling for
money like this, it s inherently
They believe it s their territory.
Legally, it s a public road.
The demand is not holding the
project back, he says, but it is
jeopardising the work that
groups, such as the trust and
Waterfront Auckland, want to do
Trevor Dunn, chairman of the
Westhaven group, would not con-
firm if the group had asked for a
fee. We re a representative body.
We cannot charge a fee, our
members pay fees.
But official notes from a meet-
ing between SkyPath representa-
tives and Mr Dunn show the
group said it can invite [SkyPath]
to be part of Westhaven but it will
involve payment of a fee .
Mr Woodward hopes another
solution can be found.
An agreement between SkyPath
and the Auckland Council on how
to deliver the project and its fund-
ing is being worked on.
Mr Woodward says the council
is dragging its heels which may
delay the project until next year.
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