Te Ara Awataha is a new blue-green corridor in Auckland’s Northcote. The name of the new greenway refers to the historic Awataha Stream that used to run through Northcote, but had been buried and forgotten for years. Restoring the stream so that it can be seen and heard has become a key part of creating a healthy community and environment.
T+T became involved in 2018 contributing ecology and fluvial geomorphology input to the daylighting and revitalisation of the Awataha Stream. Our involvement continued through concept design, consenting, detailed design and construction which was completed in early 2023. The now open stream connects the remnant headwaters of the Awataha Stream to Hillcrest Creek, providing additional habitat and connectivity for our native freshwater fauna, as well as an amenity feature valued by local community.