The causeway will be created by extending the existing northern reclamation using a process of mudcreting where dredged marine sediment is mixed with concrete before being used to construct the new land area. It will provide new public open space including trees, raingardens and a viewing platform, providing new perspectives of the Waitematā and seating and open areas for watching boat-races.
Design of the headland
Auckland region’s Iwi have contributed their expertise and knowledge of the local area to the concept behind the design of the headland, which will be a new and special place to visit for all Aucklanders who want to enjoy the experience of visiting and connecting with the Waitemata Harbour, while also providing access to the new piers, and carparking facilities for berth holders.
The Westhaven start tower will be located further down the causeway, enabling more open space for starting and finishing races.