2 Nov 2016

Resource consent green light likely for SkyPath

2:51 pm on 2 November 2016

Auckland's multi-million dollar SkyPath across the Harbour Bridge is likely to get the green light, an Environment Court judge has indicated.

A graphic showing the entrance to the proposed walkway.

A graphic showing the entrance to the proposed walkway. Photo: Copyright © 2011 - 2014 Generation Zero Incorporated.

The venture was in court today for a hearing over granting it resource consent.

A public-private partnership is set to fund the $30 million project, with construction, operation and maintenance costs fronted by HRL Morrison and Co's public infrastructure partnership fund, and the Auckland Council underwriting some of the revenue.

In return, users would pay about $2 to $3 admission for crossing each way.

At peak times, 10,000 to 12,000 people are expected to use the crossing each day.

Auckland Council welcomed the closing statement of the Environment Court, which indicated consent would be granted, subject to the refining of conditions.

The resource consent was originally granted in July 2015 by independent commissioners, but was appealed by several community organisations.

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