Albany to Pinehill reservoirs watermain construction

There is a new water pump station and watermain planned to connect Albany and Pinehill reservoirs to improve the water network across the North Shore.
Start-finish: December 2017- November 2018
Location: Albany Reservoir to Pinehill (Spencer Road, East Coast Road) 
Status: Construction

What's happening?

We are currently constructing a new watermain and pump station connecting the Albany and Pinehill reservoirs. This project will increase network capacity to meet future population growth, and improve the resilience of the water supply to the North Shore from the Pinehill Reservoir. 

The new watermain will run from the Albany Reservoir where a new water pump station is being constructed. A section of the watermain will be suspended under the deck of a new walking and cycling bridge that is being built over the motorway as a joint project with the NZ Transport Agency, connecting to Spencer Road. The watermain will then run along Spencer Road and East Coast Road to the Pinehill Reservoir next to the intersection of Browns Bay Road.

Map showing watermain route.

Project update

Work is under way at:

East Coast Road:
Work is progressing along East Coast Road and we have completed the pipeline through the Greville, Browns Bay and Arran intersections. Traffic restrictions at these intersections have been lifted. We are now continuing to install the pipeline along East Coast Road to connect these pipes (the space between Arran Road to Browns Bay Road).

At Pinehill Reservoir from February 2018:
We are now preparing to connect the watermain from East Coast Road to the reservoir. There will be no public access to the reservoir and surrounding park due to construction. The walkway through the park remains open.

At Albany Reservoir from mid-January 2018:
We are now set up on site and have begun excavating and preparing the site where the pump station will eventually be built and watermain connected into the reservoir. We will be working alongside the already established NZTA site who are also working with us to combine our pipeline into their new walkway and cycle bridge Tirohanga Whānui.

What's next?
We still need to return to the Arran Road/East Coast Road intersection in a few weeks’ time to reseal the road. We will be completing the area past Pinehill School on Spencer Road during the school holidays and then will work our way up Spencer Road towards the East Coast Road intersection. Road management and detours will be in place as we complete these works.

We apologise for any inconvenience while we complete these essential works. We will provide updates as the project progresses.

What are the benefits?

  • Upgrades will allow for future population growth

How will this work affect you?

  • During these sections of work, road layout changes and parking restrictions will temporarily be in place
  • Access to businesses and residents will remain open during the works
  • Construction areas will be fenced for the safety of the public
  • Working hours will be 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday, and Saturday 7am to 2pm

Any questions?

Please contact: 
Craig Matthewson
Senior project engineer
09 539 7466

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