Our team and Kāinga Ora get shovel-ready for Mt Roskill

With works on La Veta Avenue almost complete, our team together with Kāinga Ora Homes and Communities are focused on the next project in the $95 million plan to get Mt Roskill ready for future housing and infrastructure.

Breaking ground next to the Akarana Golf Course on Dominion Road in March 2023, a new booster water pump station is one of many projects we will deliver with Kāinga Ora as part of their Mt Roskill programme over the next 15 years. It’s one of three bundles of work the two organisations are delivering together in Auckland under the Government's shovel-ready scheme.

The booster pump station is expected to be completed by March 2024. It will push water from Auckland’s water treatment plants to Mt Roskill a lot faster than the existing water system – increasing the amount of clean water available to existing homes and allowing for the expected future growth of the community.
A sketch of Mount Roskill booster pump station
Image: When art meets pump station. The planned design for the new booster pump station.

Our project manager Peter Kukulsky says the simple design of the new booster pump station epitomises the dig once and current infrastructure philosophies.

“The straightforward design allows for efficient construction and less carbon-intensive building materials and methods to be applied, such as low-carbon concrete and timber cladding to help blend it into the surrounding residential setting that sits opposite the golf club.”

Peter says we will also begin working on a 6.6km watermain network and local pipe upgrades in May 2023.

“The new watermain network will connect in with the booster pump station to transport water to Kāinga Ora future urban developments.

“These projects and upgrades are crucial in supporting further housing, commercial and public infrastructure to be built in the area as the current water network we have in place isn't enough to support future development.”

During the booster pump station's construction, the development of the watermain network and local pipe upgrades, commuters can expect to experience some traffic and noise disruptions.

People can also expect to see diggers, trucks, road rollers, cones, VMS signage and traffic management in place.

“However, to keep these disruptions to a minimum these works will be carried out during regular work hours, 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday – and we will continue to notify the public of any traffic management and layout changes prior to construction. Both sites will also be fenced to ensure public safety.”
A sketch of Mount Roskill booster pump station
Image: When art meets pump station. The planned design for the new booster pump station.

Kāinga Ora general manager urban development and delivery Mark Fraser says the assets we are constructing in Mt Roskill will enable the delivery of an estimated 4000 additional houses in the area, but the significance of this infrastructure project is more than just homes.

“As well as increasing the supply and choice of new, high-quality housing in Mt Roskill, our development activity also needs to deliver improved commercial and community infrastructure and amenities to support this growth.

“Mt Roskill is already a great, well-connected suburb with a strong community, and the critical work we’re undertaking with our partners Watercare and Auckland Council will ensure it’s an even better place to live.”