Hays Creek/Papakura water supply

Return to service of the Papakura Water Treatment Plant

Phase two of the return to service of the Papakura Water Treatment Plant
Start-finish: May – December 2021
Location: Dominion Road, Papakura
Status: Construction

What’s happening?

In February 2021, we reinstated the Hays Creek Dam after constructing the temporary Papakura Water Treatment Plant which is playing a vital role in boosting Auckland’s water supply. It can provide up to six million litres a day and the completion of a permanent plant later this year will lift peak production to 12 million litres a day. As part of this project we constructed a new watermain along Hūnua Road. We are now constructing a new water pipe along Dominion Road, between Settlement Road and Hūnua Road in Papakura.

What are the benefits?

  • Ensuring we can continue to supply safe and reliable water that is compliant with New Zealand's drinking water standards
  • Increase resilience and operational flexibility of the water supply system

Dominion Road traffic management

Image showing dominion road traffic management and diversions while work is carried out

Work has resumed between Red Hill Road and Hūnua Road. We are looking to have this section of road open by the end of October.
Two new sections of work will begin on Monday 19 October. These sections are from Red Hill Road to Mack Place, and Croskery Road to Dent Place. Traffic control will be in place to maintain two way traffic flow for the duration of the work which is likely to be three weeks per section. Steel barriers will be fixed to the centre of the road prior to construction and remain in place until construction is complete.
The Croskery Road intersection will be closed from Sunday 18 October for around 4 weeks while we carry out the pipe installation across the intersection. Detours will be in place around the work area. Please pre-plan travel accordingly.
Concrete barriers for traffic control will be installed during the night, with cranes brought to site to lift them into place. Once these barriers are installed they will remain in place until the construction at each section is complete.
A temporary speed limit of 30 km/h will be in place along the work sites. General construction working hours will be from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday with the exception of nightshifts as detailed above. Please follow signage and take care around the construction areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do we notify road users?
VMS (Variable Message Signs) digital boards are the most effective way to communicate with road users - these will be put in place in advance of the works. Traffic notices in local newspapers, Facebook posts targeted to the Papakura and Hūnua areas, and letters to Dominion Road residents will communicate the works that are taking place.

What traffic control will be used?
There will be traffic lights 24/7 and traffic controllers on site.

How are we working to ensure the pipe is constructed within the expected timeframe?
We have two crews working simultaneously to construct the pipe as quickly and safely as possible.

Any other questions?

Email: [email protected]
Alternatively, you can contact us on (09) 442-2222

More information about the dam

Hays Creek Dam information sheet - June 2021

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