29 October 2016

The successful collaboration between Natural Habitats, its partners, and the Alliance design team on the M2PP Expressway project has gained praise from the project’s landscape architect.

In an open letter of congratulations to Natural Habitats, Boffa Miskell’s Boyden Evans says the strong, proven relationship between the landscape architect, plant supplier and landscape contractor has provided significant benefits for the motorway project north of Wellington.

“The benefits have been clearly demonstrated in the planting success that has been achieved along the M2PP Expressway,” says Boyden.

“The results even after the first year of planting in 2015 were clearly evident with very high levels of plant establishment and growth.”

Boffa Miskell has been involved with the MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway (M2PP) project since 2010. Natural Habitats nominated Kauri Park Nurseries as part of their team when they successfully tendered for the landscape planting contract for M2PP in 2014.  The Expressway involves extensive hard and soft landscape works, including 145 ha. of planting, mostly with eco-sourced native species and the establishment of extensive wetlands along the 16km route. 

“Natural Habitats proven track record on many infrastructure and other landscape projects nationwide was an ideal combination for the M2PP Expressway,” says Boyden.