Devonport-Takapuna local board

Welcome to the Devonport-Takapuna local board hub

This section of the website allows local board members and members of the community to see what projects and activities we have underway in this local board area. Due to the interconnectedness of many of our networks, we have included reference projects and investment information that impact the Devonport-Takapuna local board area despite not occurring in the area. These should help provide a more complete picture for local board members.

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Wastewater from private residences and non-domestic sites goes into the wastewater network and is pumped to treatment plants for treatment and disposal. The wastewater network in this particular local board area is split between East Coast Bays, Devonport-Takapuna, and Shoal Bay catchments. The main trunk line from Devonport is pumped through big pumping stations at Seabreeze Road and Northboro Road, joining the Takapuna lines onto Fred Thomas Drive. From Milford it comes around the top of lake Pupuke via the pump station at Alma Road. The wastewater travels north through Wairau Valley to the treatment plant at Rosedale.

In 2018, significant work was done to upgrade the Fred Thomas Drive wastewater pump station. Storage was commissioned to cater for growth in Devonport and Takapuna which helped reduce wet weather overflows. At the same time, we undertook wastewater upgrades in the Wairau Road area.


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Drinking water for the lower North Shore comes primarily from the Ardmore and Waikato water treatment plants. It is supplied to customers via the large water pipes (called North Shore 1 and 2) that sit underneath the Harbour Bridge. The pump station on Killarney Street provides a boost along Lake Road to the reservoir at Mt Victoria. To the north, the main line runs along Forrest Hill Road to the reservoirs at Forrest Hill and Crown Hill. Water reservoirs are placed along the network to guarantee supply during times of peak demand and smooth flows during the day. The North Shore receives significant benefit from our investments in the south and west of Auckland, such as plant upgrades in Waikato and Huia. Recently, large investment in watermains such as the Hūnua 4 – which brings water from the south - helped secure the water supply for the city and North Shore.


Projects that are underway