Source: Whangarei District Council
Updated: 19/11/2019 3:38 p.m.
Kamo Shared Path Opening Stages 3 and 4, Kensington Park (start/finish area in front of Whangarei Netball Centre).
Schedule for Sunday 24 November 2019
10.00am Welcome & speeches from project stakeholders
10.20am Cutting of the ribbon by Her Worship the Mayor
10.25am Attendees invited to ride, run or walk for the length of the path that suits them
10.30am Entertainment & vendors commence
11.30am Free sausage sizzle starts
12.00pm ‘Best dressed’ competition judging
1.00pm Event concludes
Come along and join the fun as we celebrate the official opening of Stages 3 & 4 of the Kamo Shared Path. Walk, run, ride, skate, skoot the new shared path (6.4km round trip to Fisher Terrace, Kamo).
The first opening event in 2016 was a hit, but now the path is much longer.
The newest piece of a path that winds like a white ribbon, from Rust Avenue in central Whangarei, along the railway line, past the backs of houses and businesses, through parks and over railway tracks to Kamo, will be officially opened with a celebration on 24 November 2019.
The third and fourth sections of the Kamo Shared Path ($4million), extend from Kamo Road (at Kensington) to Fisher Terrace in Kamo. They include a signalised crossing at Kamo Road, and a 7.5m long, 2.4m High and 3m wide underpass just before Fisher Terrace.
The new sections combine with the $1.8million first stage of the path, from Rust Avenue to Cross Street (opened last December) and the $3 million second section between Cross Street and Kamo Road (opened this winter) to provide a 6km long link between the District’s northern suburb and the city.
The road-separated route connects together the communities, schools and key facilities such as:
the Auckland University Campus,
Whangarei City Centre and
The shared path is one of three (Onerahi, Raumanga, Kamo) designed to get more Whangarei people off the road and more able to move around by cycling or walking.
As well as creating safe links for school children and workers the routes should ease pressure on the city’s roads and increase health and wellbeing in the community.
More about the Kamo Shared Path is available here: