Solution for New Lynn's culvert on its way

Last Updated : 29 May 2017

A plan to replace the Rewarewa Creek culvert under Great North Road has been agreed.

Auckland Council is to rehabilitate the existing culvert, as it’s still in good condition, and install a higher-capacity culvert above the original one.

The agreement was reached with involvement from the local community through the Auckland Council and New Lynn Business Association working group, which met to discuss the ongoing repairs to the culvert and how the work would align with Whau Local Board’s vision for the New Lynn town centre.

Now that a solution has been agreed, the design, consenting and construction processes will soon follow.

The project is expected to take six to 12 months to complete.

The New Lynn town centre is open for business and while work continues to complete the new culvert the council will remain focused on retaining access to the town centre.

Community working together

Whau Local Board Chair Tracy Mulholland says, “Our community has shown resilience through an incredibly testing time."

“A working party has been established, with Whau Local Board, the New Lynn Business Association and council staff all taking part, ensuring the New Lynn community has a voice as we work towards a long-term solution for Great North Road.”

The council and business association working party will regularly meet to discuss the ongoing work around the New Lynn town centre and on the design and build phases of a long-term solution for the existing culvert.

It is committed to keeping the New Lynn community informed and finding a solution that is acceptable to the community.

Learn more

Enquiries to the Auckland Council and New Lynn Business Association working group can be made at

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