We are once again holding open days — this time in Titirangi Village, to update locals on plans to replace the aging Huia Water Treatment Plant.
The drop-in sessions will be held at Lopdell House, Titirangi Road from 4pm - 7pm on 1 and 5 March and are a chance for locals to see concept drawings and ask questions about the project, as well as provide feedback and written comments on visual aspects of the new plant, the future of the existing plant buildings, the old filter station and new social projects.
See more details about the open days.
The new plant will provide Aucklanders with A-a grade (high quality water) for the next 100 years.
The open days will be extensively advertised and local residents living close to the plant will receive flyers. Information will also available on our website and anyone who misses out on the evening sessions will be able to download feedback forms.
Watercare water operations manager Priyan Perera is hoping the local community sees this as a chance to discuss information face-to-face with staff and other experts: “This is a major project and local residents do understandably want to know information such as what the plant will look like, when construction will start, how this will impact on traffic and other matters.
"We have just received ecological reports and this is a good chance for some constructive dialogue and to get some feedback on specific details.”
Following the decision in May last year to site the new plant next to the existing plant on designated land owned by Watercare, a Community Liaison Group (CLG) was established. This is made up of a cross- section of community members to provide feedback and have input on the project as it develops. The group first met in July and since then has held regular meetings every 4-6 weeks. Members are encouraged to share that information with their community.
In March last year, we held a drop-in session at Woodlands Park School, as well as two open days at the current Huia Water Treatment Plant, which saw more than 320 visitors pass through the gates.
For further information, email: HuiaWTP@water.co.nz
or visit the Huia Water Treatment Plant replacement project page