Wastewater servicing project for Whangaparaoa and surrounding growth areas

We are reviewing the wastewater treatment and discharge options in Whangaparaoa and surrounding growth areas.

Start-finish: November 2017 – August 2018
Location: Whangaparaoa and surrounding growth areas
Status: Planning

The Army Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant is our third-largest wastewater treatment plant and currently services the Hibiscus Coast and Orewa area, which has a population of around 46,000. Auckland Council’s growth projections forecast future growth in the area to increase to a population of 188,500 by 2053.

Discharges from the facility are managed by two discharge consents, one for air and the other for treated wastewater to be discharged via an outfall pipe 1.8km into the sea. Both are due to expire on 31 December 2021. While applying for new resource consents, we want to ensure that they incorporate future service needs in the area.

What's happening?

We have undertaken a project to look at wastewater treatment services and discharge options to cater for the future growth projections in the area. Consultation is ongoing with stakeholders, mana whenua, community groups and businesses within the growth catchment area. Feedback from consultation has been used to inform additional field and desk studies performed by experts from the project team (environmental, engineering, planning and legal). This in turn feeds into the best practicable option assessment which will inform what is applied for in the resource consent.

We are assessing all feasible options to cater for short, medium and long-term population growth.

The flow chart below indicates the stage in the project we are at now:

Timeline showing the project's progress. The next step is seeking public feedback on a shortlist of options in June.

How can I find out more?

The third public open day will take place in June 2018. All the assessments and progression of the options for the area will be available to view. Come and talk to our experts:

20 June 2018
3.30pm to 7pm
Estuary Community Arts Centre (Studio 1)
214 Hibiscus Coast Hwy, Stanmore Bay, Orewa 0931     

Here you can find the information from the first two public open days that took place in February 2018, where we presented the long-list of initial options. The material  that was displayed at these open days are below for your reference:
Long-list options poster
Long-list context map

We are proposing to lodge the resource consent applications with Auckland Council in July 2018 and will seek public notification. Everyone who would like to make a submission will be able to. For any questions or to be kept up to date with the latest information please email armybay@water.co.nz.

What are the benefits?

  • Allow for future population growth
  • Retain flexibility for future, sustainable, longer-term network solutions
  • Protect our environment, particularly the water quality of the Hauraki Gulf
  • Keep our communities healthy

Any questions?

Please contact the project manager:
Ban Najim Aldin
Email: armybay@water.co.nz 

More information

Newsletter (December 2017)


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