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Onehunga Foreshore Restoration Project Wins Premier Environmental Award

Date: 01/10/2016

The judges' award citation was complimentary of the Project (now known as Taumanu Reserve) and the Fulton Hogan-led team that constructed it: "This project addresses the long-standing separation of the Onehunga community and a foreshore that was accessible and well used prior to the construction of the Southwestern Motorway. Featuring basalt tongues, beaches and reduced access areas to provide habitat for avian wildlife, it capitalised on the enthusiasm of the community, and involved them to create a reserve and foreshore that gives the impression of having been naturally formed prior to the motorway construction. During land reclamation the entrants pioneered a consent process that has been adopted by Auckland Council".

Tonkin + Taylor led the design of Taumanu Reserve, contributing hard engineering expertise along with environmental guidance and project management.  READ MORE