Owairaka and Wesley water upgrades

New water upgrades are required to cater for development in Owairaka and Wesley areas.
Start: January 2022 (stage 1)
Current location: La Veta Avenue and Richardson Road
Status: Construction (stage 1)

Why is the project needed?

We are undertaking upgrades to the water network in the area to cater for current and future development and population growth in the area.

The project will take place in two stages:

Stage 1
Construction of a new Bulk Supply Point chamber in the road near 2 La Veta Avenue and pipeline along the road to connect to an existing Bulk Supply Point chamber on Richardson Road. These works will start shortly and take approximately five months to complete.
Stage 2
Construction of a new pipeline from the reservoir on Owairaka, along La Veta and Richardson Road into Wesley. This works are estimated to occur later this year or early next year and we will inform residents once the timing is confirmed.

What is happening now?

Fulton Hogan, our contractor for the project, has now completed the bulk supply point connection and the pipeline into La Veta Avenue, and have now reopened Richardson Road to two-way traffic. There is still a full road closure in place on La Veta Avenue to install the bulk supply point and pipelines. The work is estimated to be completed in April or May. We will work with residents around the construction site and keep you updated.

Please stay safe around the construction site - follow signs and the directions given by site personnel.

Please click here to see the traffic notice that has gone out for these works.

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Service investigations to inform the design of the new pipelines into Wesley

Throughout March and April, we are undertaking service investigations for the rest of the route. This will take place in road corridors and shoulders along Richardson Road to maintain two-way traffic. The investigations will also take place on residential streets in the area with some lane closures and detours in place, however, we will communicate directly with affected residents in advance of the works.

Want more information or have questions?

Please contact our contractor:
Linda Casey
Stakeholder Manager, Fulton Hogan
Freephone: 0800 348 007