Te Onewa Pā wins 2018 Arthur Mead Award

Industry and community recognition keeps coming for Te Onewa Pā. The project's latest commendation is the coveted Arthur Mead Award, presented by the Auckland branch of Engineering New Zealand.

This award recognises engineering excellence, and is awarded to the overall best project judged on the following five criteria:

Innovation: The project is recognised for its innovative solution or new techniques that have not previously been used.

Environmental improvement or enhancement: The project has or will result in significant improvements or enhancements to the natural environment.

Sustainability: The project has measurable sustainable benefits for future generations.

Safety-in-design: The project has demonstrated safety-in-design measures to protect the safety and wellbeing of stakeholders and the public.

Consultation and engagement: The project has demonstrated outstanding consultation and meaningful engagement with those affected.

The judge’s citation said:

Te Onewa Pā is a unique and historically significant headland Pā with the history of many iwi associated with it. With new walkways, the Pā restoration has created a safe and accessible space for the public to reflect, and signifies a journey to understanding and appreciation of this significant site. The Auckland Harbour Bridge Alliance and Boffa Miskell with Auckland Council worked together to upgrade public and maintenance access and improve public safety in relation to Te Onewa.

For further information please contact Cathy Challinor

12 September 2018