What are we doing?
This project includes the following elements:
- A new water main running from Mapua Wharf to Pine Hill Road;
- A new wastewater pipe running from Mapua Wharf to Ruby Bay;
- Refurbishment of the existing wastewater pump station at 72 Stafford Drive;
- Upgrade of the pump station at 102 Aranui Rd, including installing an underground emergency storage tank and odour control;
- Installation of odour control the Ruby Bay pump station and tidying up the area around the pump station.
Why are we doing it?
The existing water main running along Aranui Road and Stafford Drive is in very poor condition. There are frequent pipe bursts at many locations. To reduce the risk of pipe breaks, the water is at a lower pressure than desirable.
The Mapua wastewater network is inefficient. There are five pump stations between Ruby Bay and Mapua Wharf, which pump wastewater from one section of pipe to another. Parts of the system are often at capacity during high rain events. Overflows have occurred at Mapua School and tankers are often required to prevent overflows in other locations.
There is no odour control and little or no emergency storage at the existing pump stations to store wastewater during power outages, mains breaks or high rainfall events.
The project will address these problems and provide more capacity to allow for growth in the area.
How will it affect me?
The pipe line installation will be completed in short sections, 50m-100m at a time. The contractor will reinstate the road as they work along the project route. Work will start at Mapua Wharf in June 2019 and finish at Pine Hill Rd in Ruby Bay. The target completion date is November 2020.
There will be a work shutdown period on Aranui Road between 4 December 2019 and 13 April 2020. This is to minimise adverse effects on businesses during the busy summer period.
The majority of work outside Mapua School will be completed during the school holidays.
During construction, a public liaison manager from Donaldson Civil will be available on a 24 hour phone number to discuss any concerns. They will be responsible for daily communication with affected parties. They will be available to discuss access to driveways, scheduling of deliveries, rubbish collection, parking, reinstatement and any safety concerns or specific requirements that residents or businesses may have. The Council project manager, Rob O’Grady, is also available to discuss any concerns or issues.
Some sections of pipe will be installed along the road berm and some in the road carriageway. Traffic flows will be disrupted and there will be some sections with stop-go or traffic light traffic management in place. New water meters will also be installed as necessary.
When we cut across water supply from the old pipes to the new pipes, there will be short interruptions to supply. We will communicate any disruptions in advance and will schedule these to minimise disruption.
A meeting is being planned with business owners at Mapua Wharf in the first week of June to discuss the first phase of work on Aranui Road.
About the project
|Donaldson Civil Ltd have been awarded the contract and are preparing to begin work.
|We aim to begin work in mid-June 2019.
|We aim to complete works in November 2020.
There will be a work shutdown period on Aranui Road between 4 December 2019 and 13 April 2020.
|Work will begin at the Mapua Wharf and progress in sections towards Pine Hill Road in Ruby Bay.
Traffic flows will be disrupted and there will be some sections with Stop-Go traffic management in place.
The contractor will liaise directly with residents and businesses within each section of works.
|Donaldson Civil Ltd
|Contract value $6.2M
Maps, plans and designs
This map shows the area of works. Click on the map to view a larger version.
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Council project manager
Rob O'Grady, phone 03-543 8634 / 027-579 3146 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Donaldson Civil Ltd site manager / public liaison
- Luke Donaldson - phone 027-258 9222