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 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 is estimated to occur later this year or early next year and will inform once timing is confirmed.

What is happening now?

Our contractor for the project, Fulton Hogan will be starting work on 17 January to upgrade the bulk supply point on La Veta Avenue and Richardson Road. A bulk supply point is a chamber that allows us to make additional connections from the water that is supplied from the reservoir located on Owairaka maunga/ Mount Albert. The work involves creating a new connection point in La Veta Avenue, and a pipeline and connection into an existing point on Richardson Road.

Traffic management will be in place

  • Richardson Road will be one-lane with traffic lights to manage traffic for six weeks.
  • La Veta Avenue will have a full closure (see traffic notice attached). Importantly, we will undertake the Richardson Road part of the works first to limit disruption on this major road before school returns.

There will also be some night works on Sunday 16 January (between 7pm and 5am) due to needing a full road closure in place for safety while the staff install the traffic lights and one-way set up ready for the works to start Monday morning – detours will be in place overnight.
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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Want more information or have questions?

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