Pūkākā green link


The Pūkākā green link is between Pūkākā (Marsland Hill) and the coast. Its alignment follows historical fortification and traditional pathways. The pedestrian pathway between Pūkākā and the coast is not new, but reinstates a historic connection. Making the link more easily traversed by pedestrians encourages use by locals and visitors alike to support footfall within the city centre.  It is the physical link that enables the city centre to leverage off and promote its natural assets and areas of interest.


Impact compass

Pukaka green link

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Working together

  • Ngāti Te Whiti
  • Adjacent landowners including the Richmond Centre
  • Returned Services Association
  • The West End Precinct Collective
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre
  • Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary
  • Department of Conservation (Robe Street Park Owners)

Next steps

Step 1

Work with partners and collaborators to prepare a conceptual Masterplan for Queen Street. Upgrades should be linked to infrastructural upgrades and timelines.

Step 3

Identify and implement wayfinding to promote the Pūkākā link.

Step 2

Make minor upgrades to upper Robe Street including path widening and planting and install / upgrade existing crossing points over Powderham and Vivian Streets.

Step 4 

Start dialogue with partners and collaborators with interest in the Robe Street Park to set principles, goals and outcomes for an upgrade. The framing and korēro will inform a detailed scope for a wider park upgrade that better reflects the cultural significance to mana whenua and the use of the park by the community.