Community: Path connecting Lyttelton to Te Ana Marina has opened
Pathway open: Ten-year-old Lyttelton local Annabel (right) who lives on the west side of the harbour, says she can use the new path to walk to school, as well as visit her friend Lulu (10, left) who lives in Lyttelton township.

 

You can now walk, cycle, run or scooter directly from Norwich Quay in Lyttelton to Te Ana Marina, part of our commitment to open the west side of the harbour as a space for the community to enjoy.

The new pathway from Norwich Quay along Sutton Quay includes two crossings, creating a direct link from Lyttelton to Te Ana Marina, Canterbury’s only walk-on floating marina.

When the project was announced last year Deputy Mayor of Christchurch and Councillor for the Banks Peninsula ward Andrew Turner said he was excited to see the Lyttelton community gain additional access to the waterfront.

“Whakaraupō / Lyttelton Harbour is a special place to many people.

“I’m looking forward to seeing more families and visitors down on the waterfront this summer – this is the perfect spot for a picnic, a walk along the promenade or a chance to take in the stunning harbour views.”

LPC’s GM Engagement and Sustainability Phil de Joux says since Te Ana Marina was opened by the Port in 2018, it has been fantastic to see the community use the recreational area as a space to connect and enjoy.

“Before the pathway was in place, there was no pedestrian access from Sutton Quay to Te Ana Marina, meaning people either used the stairs from Simeon Quay to the back of Te Ana Marina, or walked down to Godley Quay.

“We’re thrilled to be able to make accessing Te Ana Marina that little bit easier for the community and visitors to Lyttelton, and look forward to seeing more people enjoy the waterfront.”

Keeping safe on the walkway

As a number of vehicles will still use Sutton Quay to access the Port, when using the walkway, please follow signage in place and stay alert when using the crossings.

 

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