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 will lift peak production to 12 million litres a day by April 2022. 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

Dominion Road traffic management map for November 2021
Works are progressing well along Dominion Road as we complete the section between Red Hill Road and Mack Place. The next section between Mack Place and 230 Dominion Road will commence on Sunday 14 November when steel barriers are installed for this zone. Croskery Road intersection will remain closed for a few more weeks while we carry out the work. Traffic lights from Red Hill Road and Hūnua Road will be removed on 14 November.

Dent Place will have a weekend closure planned for 19-22 November 2021. Over that same weekend, a full road closure will be in place from the Settlement Road and Dominion Road roundabout to the Croskery Road intersection. Residents and businesses impacted by the closure will be contacted.

Stop/go traffic management remains in place at each section of work along Dominion Road. Please plan your travel in advance as delays are expected.

General construction working hours will be from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday with the exception of the Sunday work as detailed above. Please follow signage and take care around all 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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