With big dreams and a vision for a walking and cycling trail from Red Rocks, Owhiro Bay, to Point Howard, Rotary Hutt City member Allan Brown was a driving force behind a unique coalition established in 2008. 
Bringing together Living Streets Aotearoa, Cycle Aware Wellington and Rotary, the Great Harbour Way was born.  A charitable trust was formed, funds were raised to support expert advice, and 35 submissions were made to local councils and NZTA. 
The fruits of this work were revealed in 2021, with the announcement of Government funding for the Ngauranga-Petone and  Eastern Bays sections, as well as additional funding for the Hutt River Trail (another flagship project originated by Rotary Hutt City members in 1992), the granting of resource consents and the announcement of a project delivery team.
With construction expected to begin in 2022, the vision of a seamless walking and cycling route around Wellington Harbour with links to the Hutt River Trail and on to the Wairarapa, is on the way to becoming a reality and a unique community resource for the Wellington and Hutt communities.