The Matakana Coastal Trail Trust have partnered with WSP Opus to assess the costs and to develop a business case for a trail connecting Pūhoi to Mangawai.
The project uses WSP’s methodologies for trail design and costing and involves walking the entire 127km length of the trail with GPS and cameras. This data is then analysed to a 1 metre resolution by engineers to identify the required structures, the appropriate trail construction and any ancillary costs likely to be incurred during construction.
WSP are also preparing an analysis of the benefits associated with each section of the trail.
The trail was walked in summer 2021.
The final business case deliverable is due in October 2021.