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Water projects in Auckland

Published: 27 June 2018

Aucklanders – and Auckland Council – have an important role to play in
improving and protecting our water quality.

Auckland’s water services are managed by two council groups. Watercare, a council-controlled organisation, looks after our drinking water and wastewater, and Auckland Council’s Healthy Waters Department manages Auckland’s public stormwater infrastructure and improvements to waterways.

Watercare and Healthy Waters have dozens of projects underway at any one time. Here are just a few that have been completed recently.

Wynyard Quarter wastewater upgrade: $23m

Purpose: to cater for growth and replace ageing infrastructure

Completed: June 2018

Delivered by: Watercare

Fred Thomas Drive wastewater pump station: $30m

Purpose: increase capacity of the local wastewater network

Completed: December 2017

Delivered by: Watercare

Takitimu Street stormwater upgrade: $1.7m

Purpose: stormwater upgrade and separation for Bastion Point Special Housing Area.

Completed: May 2018

Delivered by: Healthy Waters

Clark Street culvert upgrade: $6m

Purpose: reduce flooding

Completed: May 2018 (Rewarewa stream and pocket park still underway) Delivered by: Healthy Waters

Māngere Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrades: $162m

Purpose: increase treatment capacity and accommodate growth.

Completed: April 2018

Delivered by: Watercare

Takanini Growth Programme
Purpose: reduce flooding in flood-prone areas in Takanini to enable more homes to be built.

The project is delivered by Healthy Waters and has three parts:

  • Awakeri wetlands (approx. $45m): A 2.1km channel will form as a natural stream and wetland surrounded by recreation areas. Due for completion June 2019.
  • Artillery Drive stormwater tunnel ($26m): Decreases flooding upstream of the McLennan ponds and enables residential development of the Takanini Greenfield Area. Completed: December 2017.
  • Grove Road box culvert ($17m): A large new stormwater culvert to enable growth in a special housing area. Completed: July 2018.
Read more: Environment

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